Tedd Huffman named new manager of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Tedd Huffman will be the new manager of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument beginning in early May.

Huffman will succeed Tom Mulder, who retired in January.

Huffman comes to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and the monument after serving as the soil and water program manager for the Umpqua National Forest in southwestern Oregon since 2012.

“I am very excited to get to know and work with the employees and communities surrounding the Monument and Gifford Pinchot National Forest,” Huffman said in a news release. “Mount St. Helens is a very special place and I am honored to contribute to this treasured landscape.”

A native of Ohio, Huffman has a bachelor’s degree in forest management from Michigan Technological University, and a master’s degree in watershed science from Colorado State University.

Huffman began his career with the Forest Service in 2001. His other national forest assignments include the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, the Cibola National Forest in New Mexico, the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania and the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado.

“I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Tedd and his wife to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest,” Gifford Pinchot National Forest Supervisor Janine Clayton said in the release. “Tedd brings a depth of land management experience and will be an excellent partner with our communities in caring for the monument.”