Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bankhead National Forest Has a New District Ranger - News Release from the US Forest Service

Dave Casey, Bankhead District Ranger
National Forests in Alabama Bankhead National Forest News Release Contact: Tammy Truett – 334-832-4470 For Immediate Release Bankhead National Forest Has a New District Ranger (Montgomery, AL) April 8, 2014---The Bankhead National Forest has a new district ranger. Steve Lohr, forest supervisor for the National Forests in Alabama, announced that Dave Casey has been appointed to the position of district ranger on the Bankhead National Forest in northwestern Alabama. In his new position, Casey undertakes responsibility for management of a variety of ecological projects and 27 Bankhead District employees who help administer the national forest and serve the public. Consisting of over 181,000 acres, the Bankhead National Forest is home to an abundant wildlife habitat and popular recreation sites. A native of Nashville, Tenn., Casey arrives in Alabama from a previous position as zone timber management assistant and silviculturist on the Cheoah and Tusquitee Ranger Districts of the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. Casey previously served as an environmental specialist in the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as well as other forestry positions in national forests in North Carolina. Casey has 10-years of federal government experience working with the USDA Forest Service. He graduated with a master of science degree in forestry from the University of Tennessee. He comes to Alabama with his wife and their three children, ages 6 to 10. “My family and I are excited about the new position and look forward to exploring the Bankhead National Forest and surrounding communities,” Casey said. “I plan to build on the solid foundation of quality management that has been a part of the Bankhead National Forest and to strengthen relationships with stakeholders,” he continued. “I believe we have the potential to do our best work when we collaborate with stakeholders who treasure the lands we manage.”

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