CARSON CITY – Humboldt-Toiyabe Nationwide Forest welcomes Duncan Leao as Deputy District Ranger for the Carson Ranger District. In his new place, Leao will help the District Ranger in overseeing the personnel and assets required to handle over 400,000 acres of Nationwide Forest System land on the japanese entrance of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the Nevada-California border.

“Duncan has labored for the Humboldt-Toiyabe Nationwide Forest for the previous eight years,” stated Assistant Forest Warden Jon Stansfield. “Throughout that point he has grown into a frontrunner in our forest and can be a superb addition to our management crew in his new position as supervisor of a fancy, multi-use ranger district.”

Leao holds a bachelor’s and grasp’s diploma in forestry with a give attention to ecosystem administration, hydrology and watershed administration from Northern Arizona College in Flagstaff, Arizona. Throughout his undergraduate research, he spent three summers working for the US Forest Service as a seasonal firefighter in California’s Modoc Nationwide Forest. As he progressed by graduate college, he additionally held numerous non permanent forestry or gas positions with personal firms and authorities companies.

In 2005, Leao accepted his first everlasting place with the Forest Service as a gas planner, ranger and Nationwide Environmental Coverage Act (NEPA) planner within the Almanor Ranger District of Lassen Nationwide Forest in Chester, California. From that first job, Leao has moved to different forest service positions of accelerating duty over the previous 16 years, the place he has been in a position to develop his ardour for doing what is correct for the land, individuals and pure assets whereas balancing a number of targets and Challenges.

Moreover, Leao labored on the Lake Tahoe Basin Administration Unit in South Lake Tahoe, California for eight years as a ranger, vegetation planner and forest timber administration officer to additional his profession. In 2014, he accepted a place as vegetation and fuels program supervisor for the Humboldt-Toiyabe Nationwide Forest in Sparks, Nevada earlier than assuming his present place as Carson’s assistant district ranger.

All through his profession, Leao additionally held quite a few positions intimately, together with assistant employees officer for vegetation, municipal properties, hearth and fuels within the Lake Tahoe Basin Administration Unit and assistant ranger within the Humboldt-Toiyabe Nationwide Forest, together with Santa Claus Rosa Ranger District in Winnemucca, Nevada, Bridgeport Ranger District in Bridgeport, California, and Carson Ranger District in Carson Metropolis, Nevada.

“I stay up for constructing on my expertise of working collectively and partnering to deal with the various challenges going through the Carson Ranger District and native communities,” Leao stated. “As a result of they’re necessary values ​​to me, I need to maintain working to supply high quality and numerous leisure experiences amid rising public use, enhance the resilience of Nationwide Forest System lands to catastrophic wildfires by a shared duty strategy, and promote clear water and supply air and different ecosystem providers to communities now and into the longer term in my new position of serving to handle a fancy, multipurpose district.”

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