Cheryl Adams new Forest Resources Manager at UPM Blandin

Grand Rapids, MN (April1, 2014) Cheryl Adams, UPM Blandin Forest Ecologist, was recently promoted to Forest Resources Manager at UPM Blandin.  In her new position, Cheryl will be responsible for the overall management of Blandin’s forestry operations including management of 188,000 acres of Blandin forestland and procurement of wood supply for mill operations. Cheryl is also appointed to the Mill Management Team. She will assume her new responsibilities April 1, 2014.

Cheryl joined UPM Blandin in 1999 as the Forest Ecologist.  She is responsible for all land management activities on Blandin land, habitat type mapping, developing silvicultural prescriptions for habitat types, planning, forest inventory, GIS maintenance and forestry education for foresters in other organizations and non-forestry people.

“Cheryl is a great asset to Blandin and has been instrumental in developing innovative forest management techniques including Smart Forestry which is recognized throughout the state of Minnesota,” said UPM Blandin General Manager, Joe Maher.

Prior to Blandin, Adams worked as an instructor in forestry and natural resources at Itasca Community College; a Natural Resource Specialist consultant; Land Management Officer with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources; and Soil Scientist with the USDA Forest Service.  She has a B.S. degree in Forestry and a Master’s Degree in Forest Soils from Michigan Technological University.

Adams replaces Jim Marshall who is retiring after 34 years at UPM Blandin.  Marshall joined the Blandin forestry department in 1980 and was promoted to manager of forest resources in 2001.

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