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New District Ranger Coming to the Yuba River District

A new district Ranger has been selected for the  Yuba River district on the Tahoe National Forest.  Karen Hayden  is currently the Feather River district ranger on the Plumas National Forest, a position she has held since 2004.

KarenHayden Hayden began her 32-year Forest Service career as a wildland fire lookout on the Angeles National Forest and has since worked on numerous national forests in California, including the Eldorado, Los Padres, Plumas, Shasta-Trinity, and Tahoe. In addition, Hayden has served in several short-term regional and national Forest Service assignments, including a trip to Siberia to help Russian scientists develop a Forest Management Plan. Hayden says she ‘s excited to return to the Tahoe as the Yuba River district ranger.
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Hayden’s extensive wildland fire experience includes hand and engine crew work as well as prescribed burn planning and implementation;  Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation assessment and implementation; and fire prevention and investigation.
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Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn says “I am very pleased that Karen will be serving in this capacity. Her wide range of experience will add depth to our current solid leadership team in support of the Tahoe’s complex program of work.”  Hayden will report to her new position on October 21. and replaces Genice Froehlich, who is now serving as the natural resources staff officer in the Tahoe National Forest headquarters in Nevada City. Jonathan Cook-Fisher has been acting Yuba River district ranger since early July.

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