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Lisa Deaton (’87) named area forester


Lisa Deaton Lisa Deaton (left) with Senior Area Forester Ken Sterner. Photo by Quinton Sheppard.

Nov. 13, 2015 – Lisa Deaton (’87 B.S. forestry) was named the Virginia Department of Forestry’s area forester for the Gloucester region.

Deaton previously served as the department’s Project Learning Tree coordinator for nearly 16 years, teaching school children, teachers, master gardeners, and the public about the benefits forestry and other natural resources. She also coordinated hundreds of PLT workshops and worked to secure grant funding to run the program.

Her new role will include working with landowners to better manage their forests, inspecting logging jobs, and coordinating contractors for the Forest Management Act.

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