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Meet new forest supervisor at open houses


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CARSON CITY — The Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest invites you to meet our new Forest Supervisor, Bill Dunkelberger, in March.  Two open houses will be held:  one will occur at Galena Visitor Center off of the Mt. Rose Highway on March 20, and the other will occur at Markleeville’s Guard Station in Alpine County, California, on March 21.

Dunkelberger follows Jeanne Higgins as the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Supervisor.  He previously served as the San Juan Public Lands’ Associate Center Manager (Deputy Forest Supervisor and Associate BLM Manager) in southwest Colorado for four years.

The first open house will be held on Wednesday, March 20, from 4:00-to-6:00 p.m., at the Galena Creek Visitor Center on 18250 Mt. Rose Highway in Reno, Nevada.  The second open house will occur on Thursday, March 21, from 9:00-to-10:30 a.m., at the Markleeville Guard Station on 55 Turtle Rock Road in Markleeville, California.

In 2002, Dunkelberger became the Field Manager for the BLM Bishop Field Office with land management responsibilities in California’s Eastern Sierra and coordination with adjacent Nevada jurisdictions and stakeholders.

He also served as the Arapaho National Recreation Area Manager on the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland for four years before moving to Bishop.  Dunkelberger began his career with the Forest Service in 1980 as the Lead Wilderness Ranger on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

The Humboldt-Toiyabe is the largest National Forest in the lower 48 states. The Carson Ranger District is one of ten Ranger Districts for this Forest.  The Carson District Ranger, Genny Wilson, reports directly to the Forest Supervisor.  The District covers about 400,000 acres, with lands in both California and Nevada.

Please contact the Carson Ranger District for additional information at 775-882-2766.

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