Nora Rasure

Nora Rasure, Regional Forester for the Intermountain Region, U.S. Forest Service

Nora Rasure is the Regional Forester for the Intermountain Region, headquartered in Ogden, Utah. The Intermountain Region includes twelve National Forests and one National Grassland, covering 34 million acres across all or part of six states, including Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, California, and Colorado.

Nora has served in several regional positions including Acting Regional Forester in the Eastern Region, Deputy Regional Forester for the Pacific Northwest Region and Acting Deputy Regional Forester in the Rocky Mountain Region. She served in the Forest Service’s National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for two years as the Deputy Director for Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources; and the Acting Director of Forest Management.

Nora has worked as a line officer on several national forests including, Forest Supervisor on the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona, and on the Colville National Forest in Colville, Washington. She was the Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Coronado National Forest in Tucson, Arizona. Nora was a District Ranger on the West Fork Ranger District, Bitterroot National Forest in Montana. Nora began her career as a Youth Conservation Corps crew leader on the Toiyabe National Forest and subsequently worked in several positions in fire, lands and recreation on the Toiyabe National Forest in Carson City and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nora received her Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from the University of Illinois, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.