Kaibab National Forest Supervisor Mike Williams recently announced the arrival of a new district ranger on the Williams Ranger District.
Danelle "D.D." Harrison will serve as district ranger for the Williams Ranger District, filling the position vacated by Martie Schramm in mid-July. Harrison comes to the Kaibab National Forest from the Forest Service's Washington office, where she served as the national integrated resource restoration program manager and forest products analyst for the forest management staff. Harrison has worked on several national forests during her career and in a variety of capacities, including trails, recreation, fire prevention and research. She was also a program liaison specialist for the secretary of agriculture.
"I'm looking forward to being a part of the great team already in place, making sound science-based decisions that have positive social and economic impacts, as well as becoming a part of the community and working hand-in-hand with the citizens of Williams and our partners," Harrison said.
In her spare time, Harrison enjoys the outdoors, loves to travel and is a self-proclaimed "book nerd." She is a native of Alabama and holds a bachelor's degree in forest resource management and a master's degree in urban forestry. She said she is excited to spend time discovering the Kaibab National Forest and the Williams community.
"I can't wait to be a tourist! I've picked up every pamphlet and brochure I could find in the Williams Visitor Center," Harrison said. "I really can't wait to explore my new town and all the beauty that surrounds me!"