Plum Creek Timber: Sherman promoted to senior resource manager at Plum Creek

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Mark Doty (207) 453-2527

L’ANSE, Mich. — Plum Creek Timber Company today announced that Mark Sherman has been promoted to senior resource manager for the Lake States Region.

In his new role, Sherman will oversee all land management activities for Plum Creek’s property in Wisconsin and Michigan, which is approximately 800,000 acres. His responsibilities include overseeing sustainable forestry practices, road building, mapping, budget development and environmental compliance.

“Mark is truly an asset to Plum Creek, and we are pleased to have him in this new role in the Lake States,” said Paul Davis, general manager for regions including the Lake States. “We are confident he will continue to help Plum Creek’s Lake States region succeed.”

Sherman has more than 25 years of forestry experience. He joined Plum Creek in 2005, and in his last role as L’Anse resource supervisor, he managed 350,000 acres of timberlands in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula, supervised several foresters and worked with numerous road and logging contractors.

Sherman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in forest resource management from the University of Idaho in 1983. He is currently a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Lions Club. In the past, Sherman was a state chair for Michigan’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative Committee and the Michigan Tree Farm System.

Sherman replaces Scott Henker, who relocated to Maine to serve as Plum Creek’s senior resource manager for the New England region, which includes Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Sherman’s Lake States Region office will be based in L’Anse, Mich., and he and his family reside in Houghton, Mich.

Plum Creek is the largest and most geographically diverse private landowner in the nation with approximately 6.7 million acres of timberlands in major timber producing regions of the United States and wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest. For more information, visit