Montanan Named to Presidential Commission


Montana’s state forester has been appointed to a presidential commission on mitigating wildfire. Sonya Germann, forestry division administrator at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Germann has served as state forester since 2018, overseeing a division that includes the state’s wildland firefighting and mitigation programs.

The commission was established as part of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. More than 500 applications were received for the commission, which will include 11 federal agency representatives and 18 non-federal representatives.