Klamath Tribes Meets New Forest Supervisor of the Fremont-Winema National Forest

Photo by: Taylor R. Tupper- Klamath Tribes News Dept. Pictured Left to Right:
Eric Watrud, Deputy Forest Supervisor Fremont-Winema;
Don Gentry, Chairman of the Klamath Tribes;
Barry Imler, Forest Supervisor Fremont-Winema National Forest;
David Ochoa, Klamath Tribal Council Member

Today, January 20, 2017, Klamath Tribal Council met the new Fremont-Winema Forest Supervisor, Barry Imler, along with Eric Watrud, who’s been the Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Fremont-Winema since 2013.  Several Klamath Tribal Council Members held a meet and greet with Mr. Imler, to discuss the importance of the Klamath Tribes former reservation land (the Fremont-Winema National Forest) and continued restoration efforts and work that can be forged together.  The Klamath Tribes looks forward to working with Mr. Imler and the other partners on the forest.

Mr. Imler was a rangeland management specialist for the Forest Service in Washington, D.C., a position he held since 2005. His experience includes serving as a Congressional Fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives, acting deputy forest supervisor on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and, prior to coming to the Fremont-Winema, was acting forest supervisor on the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico. He has a bachelor’s degree in rangeland management and a Master’s degree in watershed management, both from the University of Arizona. He started his new position in Lakeview, Oregon on Dec. 5, 2016, and has been traveling the area meeting partners, employees, and community members.

“I am looking forward to working with the highly motivated employees and partners of the Fremont-Winema National Forest and getting to know the communities in Lake and Klamath counties,” Imler said.

His wife, Chris, is a licensed practical nurse. They are proud grandparents of two grandsons in northern New Mexico and a granddaughter in Maryland. Imler enjoys hunting, leatherworking, woodworking and photography. “We enjoy living in rural communities and are truly looking forward to returning to the West,” Imler said.

Welcome to the Homeland of the Klamath Tribes. Many Blessings as we continue to work towards the continued restoration of these lands and a prosperous community.


Ms. Taylor R. Tupper

Klamath Tribes Public Information/News Dept.

Tribal Administration Office

501 Chiloquin Blvd, or PO Box 436

Chiloquin, Oregon 97624

email: taylor.tupper@klamathtribes.com

Phone: 541-783-2219 ext. 147