“It is equally important to recognize Dan’s influence and leadership beyond Sierra Pacific,” adds SPI CEO Mark Emmerson. “Dan has been instrumental in shaping how federal and state policymakers view the positive aspects of our industry and private forest ownership. He built valuable relationships and is a trusted advocate for the right ways to sustainably manage our shared forest resources. The positive impacts of his work extend to the entire industry and our public forests.”
Tomascheski joined Sierra Pacific in 1978 as a timber cruiser for U.S. Forest Service timber sales in northern California. In subsequent years he held other positions including Quincy-area forester and timberlands manager. In his roles as timberlands manager and Vice President of Resources, he has overseen the expansion of SPI’s forest ownership from 135,000 acres in California to more than 2.4 million acres across the West Coast. In his retirement, he will continue to provide a valued role to the company’s forestry program as a strategic advisor.