Maribeth Gustafson to head White River National Forest |

Maribeth Gustafson to head White River National Forest


GLENWOOD SPRINGS -Maribeth Gustafson, a 24-year career Forest Service employee, was named Friday as forest supervisor of the White River National Forest.

About 80 percent of Summit County is part of the White River and the Dillon Ranger District is a division of Gustafson’s administration.She replaces Martha Ketelle, who moved to Forest Service National Headquarters last summer.

Gustafson, 49, has been forest supervisor of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) in California since 2000. She will arrive in Glenwood Springs later this spring.

When Gustafson’s selection was announced, Pacific Southwest Regional Forester Jack Blackwell said: “Maribeth has done an outstanding job at the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, establishing close ties with the community and working extremely well with the public.”Her broad expertise in land management issues, including her outstanding work with ski areas and other recreational interests, make Maribeth an ideal fit for the White River National Forest.”

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