Matt Norville is the Community Forestry Coordinator at the Kansas Forest Service. He is finishing a Master of Natural Resources Stewardship at Colorado State University where he also earned a graduate certificate in Advanced Silviculture for the Practicing Forester and bachelor’s degrees in Forestry and Natural Resources Management. Matt is an ISA Certified Arborist and is a former president of the Society of American Foresters’ Long Peak Chapter. Prior to coming to Kansas, Matt worked as a forester for the Colorado State Forest Service administering contracts, managing grants, designing silviculture treatments, compiling Community Wildfire Protection Plans, writing management plans and implementing community forestry efforts across Colorado’s northern foothills and Eastern Plains. Matt started with KFS in 2022. His job consists of coordinating community forestry efforts across Kansas such as Tree City USA program, inventories, arboriculture trainings along with serving as a KFS liaison at the regional and national level. Outside of work, Matt can be found chasing his chocolate lab and birds across the Great Plains or in the kitchen cooking wild game.