Vicki Christiansen in 2012, when she served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Montana. She was named interim replacement chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thursday after Chief Tony Tooke’s resignation on Wednesday evening. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)

Vicki Christiansen in 2012, when she served as interim regional forester for Region 1, based in Missoula, Montana. She was named interim replacement chief of the U.S. Forest Service Thursday after Chief Tony Tooke’s resignation on Wednesday evening. (John Crepeau/The Missoulian via AP)

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