New deputy forest supervisor takes over |

New deputy forest supervisor takes over

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. The White River National Forest announced that Mary Morgan will take over as its new deputy forest supervisor.Morgan has been serving for the past year as the recreation and engineering staff officer on the White River. Her job duties include managing use of the White River National Forest’s 12 ski areas, recreation facilities and campgrounds, the forest road and trail systems and special uses. “I’ve really enjoyed this past year as the recreation and engineering staff officer. I’ve had a chance to get to know the forest, the employees and the communities, and I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be a deputy,” Morgan said. “The White River deals with complex land management challenges ranging from the bark beetle epidemic to the effects of oil and gas development. I look forward to working within the entire spectrum of these issues as the new deputy.”Born and raised in a small town north of Seattle, Morgan attended the University of Oregon, University of Colorado, Roosevelt University and the Navy Post-Graduate School. Morgan holds bachelor’s degrees in education and system engineering and a master’s in engineering management.Prior to working for the Forest Service, Morgan served for eight years as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps and eight years as a senior staff engineer and program manager with Lockheed Martin Aerospace Corp. in Denver.Morgan has been with the Forest Service for 16 years.Morgan will begin her new position on Sept. 30, and replaces Don Carroll, who began work as the deputy bark beetle incident commander in 2006. Carroll continues to work in this regional role aimed at tackling issues related to the mountain pine beetle epidemic.Morgan lives in Glenwood Springs.

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