Supervisor of Vail Valley’s White River nat’l forest gets new post
VAIL, Colorado ” White River National Forest Supervisor Maribeth Gustafson has been named a deputy regional forester for the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. Forest Service.
She will take one of the second-in-command positions at the regional headquarters in Golden, Colo.
The White River Forest surrounds Vail and stretches from Summit to Pitkin counties. Vail and Beaver Creek mountains are in the forest.
As supervisor of the White River National Forest, which is home to several Colorado ski areas, Gustafson was responsible for one of the most popular national forests in the nation.
She also served as forest supervisor of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in California during her career.
The Rocky Mountain region encompasses more than 22 million acres of national forest and grasslands throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and most of Wyoming.
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