An expert on Utah's forest lands and a representative of the oil and gas industry have been appointed to the State Lands and Forestry Board.

Reed C. Christensen was a forest supervisor for the Manti-LaSal National Forest before his retirement. He holds a master's in forest management from Utah State University.Ruland J. Gill is managing attorney for Celsius Energy Co. and Wexpro Co. He has served as vice chairman of the legal committee of the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association, chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Sections of the Utah State Bar and is on Gov. Norm Bangerter's Task Force on Oil and Gas Rules and Regulations.