Anne Zimmermann

US Forest Service, Ret.

Anne served as the Director of the USFS’s national office for Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants from 2005 to 2013. Her career with the agency spanned almost 35 years, beginning with work as a wildlife biologist in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia.  She went on to hold biologist positions as well as other natural resource positions in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana and National Forests in Alabama. On Montana’s Lolo National Forest, she served as a deputy district ranger and later as a district ranger. She then returned to the southeast as deputy forest supervisor and then forest supervisor of the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee. She joined the Healthy Headwaters Leadership Team in 2012.

A Virginia native, Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry and wildlife from Virginia Tech, and a master’s in wildlife ecology from Purdue University.