Ecosystems Branch Chief for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, U.S. Forest Service
Rob Mickelsen was born and raised in southeast Idaho on the family ranch. He graduated from the University of Idaho in Range Livestock Management and has served in the U.S. Forest Service for the past 30 years in Oregon, Utah and Idaho on 3 different Forests and the Intermountain Regional Office in Ogden, Utah. He has served in a variety of positions including Rangeland Management Specialist, Natural Resource Staff, District Ranger, and is currently the Ecosystems Branch Chief for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He also has represented the Forest Service on Statewide sage-grouse planning committees for the past 20 years and served on the Planning and Implementation Teams for the Forest Service Sage-grouse Plan Amendments from 2012 to present. He has had the privilege of working with many great ranching families and seeing lots of beautiful country from the back of a horse. He has three grown children and lives with his wife in Rigby, Idaho.