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SD state forester joins western state council committee

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota state forester Greg Josten has been selected to serve on the Council of Western State Foresters' executive committee as the organization's treasurer.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - South Dakota state forester Greg Josten has been selected to serve on the Council of Western State Foresters' executive committee as the organization's treasurer.

Council of Western State Foresters executive director Caitlyn Pollihan says Josten brings a wealth of forestry and natural resources experience from his long career at the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

He replaces previous CWSF executive committee treasurer and former New Mexico state forester Tony Delfin.

Josten has worked for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture since 1983 as fire management forester, forest stewardship program coordinator and supervisor of the service forestry and forest health programs.

In 2014, Josten was appointed to his role as South Dakota state forester.

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