Chippewa National Forest names Millie Baird as Deputy Forest Supervisor

The Chippewa National Forest announced Millie Baird is now the Deputy Forest Supervisor.

Baird previously worked as a forest engineer before her promotion on May 9.

According to a release, Baird brings decades of experience as a Civil Engineer and is a lifelong resident of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.

“I am honored and excited to continue my Forest Service career as Deputy Forest Supervisor in my hometown on the Chippewa National Forest,” said Baird.

“Having worked as the Tribal Relations Specialist and served in roles at the Regional and Washington Office levels, I have the confidence that I can successfully provide positive leadership to the staff, partners, residents, and the public that utilize the Chippewa National Forest.”

“I am very excited for what the Forest will be able to accomplish with Millie serving as our Deputy Forest Supervisor,”
said Michael Stansberry, Chippewa National Forest Supervisor.

“Her knowledge of this Forest, landscape and communities is extensive, we are grateful for everything she brings to this leadership role.”

An enrolled White Earth Band member, Baird holds a Master’s in Tribal Administration and Governance from U of M Duluth and is a registered engineer in Minnesota.

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