Russell Gibbs, Pennsylvania Outstanding Tree Farm Inspector of the Year 2017

Greene County

Russ Gibbs was recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Tree Farm Inspector for Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Forestry Association’s Annual Meeting in Seven Springs. Russ is a Service Forester in the Bureau of Forestry, Forbes Forest District, covering Greene and Fayette Counties. He assists private forestland owners within his coverage area through education and outreach. Most of his time is spent providing sustainable forest management recommendations and presenting educational forestry programs. He is an advisor for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Woodland Owners Association and an occupational advisor committee member for Somerset County Technology Center’s forestry curriculum. Russ graduated from Penn State University in 2008 with a BS in Forest Science and started with the state shortly thereafter. Landowners say “he’s such a great guy...Shared how he found writing about himself difficult; he usually pens pieces about others!”