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Vail Valley: White River Forest has new supervisor

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Scott Fitzwilliams, who started his career as a Forest Service intern in the Rocky Mountains, will been named supervisor of the Whiter River National Forest, which surrounds Colorado’s Vail Valley.

He will start his job in the forest’s headquarters in Glenwood Springs in August or September.

“Scott was truly the best candidate for this position and will be coming to the Rocky Mountain Region with a track record of success across several forests in four western states,” said Rick Cables, Rocky Mountain regional forester.

Fitzwilliams has most recently been the acting and deputy forest supervisor for the Willamette National Forest in Eugene, Ore. He also was recreation, lands and minerals staff officer for the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, district ranger for Little Missouri National Grassland in North Dakota, and public affairs Officer for the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.

Fitzwilliams has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin and masters degree in environmental planning and policy from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Fitzwilliams was born and raised in Wisconsin and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities like camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, hunting and coaching kids sports. He and his wife, Lisa, have a seven-year-old son Sam.

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