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Sat, Feb. 22

New ranger on North Kaibab

Kaibab National Forest Supervisor Mike Williams has selected Tim Short to become the new North Kaibab district ranger.

Short is a 23-year veteran of the Forest Service. He comes to the North Kaibab Ranger District from the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area near Las Vegas, where he has served as district ranger for two and a half years.

He previously served as a deputy district ranger on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming, and as a district recreation, wilderness and special uses staff officer on the Humboldt-Toiyabe and Tonto National Forests in Nevada and Arizona, respectively.

Short started his career working seasonally on the Umatilla and Okanogan National Forests in Oregon and Washington.

He also served two years as a Peace Corps forestry advisor in Nepal.

He holds a bachelor's degree in forest management from Oregon State University.

"The Kaibab Plateau is a magnificent setting. I look forward to working with the local communities, tribes and other interested citizens to manage its unique natural, social and cultural resources," Short said.

"It's critical to develop community partnerships and work with other government agencies and officials in order to get things accomplished on the North Kaibab," said Williams. "I selected Tim because of his ability to do just that. He will be a good leader or the district, and an asset to the community."

Short and his wife, Shannon, enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and camping, and spending time with family.

Short will begin work on the North Kaibab on April 2. Acting District Ranger Louise Congdon will continue to lead development of the Warm Fire Recovery Project, the Jacob-Ryan Vegetation Management Project and other district endeavors until then.

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