CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A new person is in charge of national forests in five Western states.

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced Friday that Nora Rasure will replace Harv Forsgren as regional forester for the Forest Service Intermountain Region.

The region covers 13 national forests and one national grassland in Nevada, Utah, western Wyoming, southern Idaho and a small portion of California.

Forsgren is retiring and Rasure most recently has been acting regional forester for the Eastern Region.

Rasure will begin her new job Jan. 13.