Salt Lake City (June 19, 2007)- Dick Buehler, a long-time forester and wildfire manager, is the new director of the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. Buehler had held the post on an interim basis since March, when Joel Frandsen retired. He had been deputy director of the division prior to that.
“Dick has been involved with fire management, forest management and sovereign lands management for more than 33 years, and is highly qualified to serve in this role,” said Utah Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Mike Styler.
“I have a passion for the natural resources of our state and feel a strong sense of commitment to the people who use and enjoy them,” Buehler said in a statement. “I believe in multiple-use and sustained-yield management balanced with environmental awareness. I believe in public and private property rights and that both must be protected.”
The Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands oversees state lands, wildfire protection, urban forestry, and the Lone Peak Conservation Center.
Salt Lake Tribune