WELLS — The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is winding down the year with new faces.
Newly hired Forest Supervisor Bill Dunkelberger announced that Matt Boisseau has begun serving as the deputy district ranger for the Ruby Mountains and Jarbidge Ranger Districts this week out of Wells.
“I am really thrilled to be joining this motivated group of Forest Service employees in northeast Nevada,” Boisseau said. “I am also looking forward to working with the local communities, who have a great passion about the National Forest in their backyards.”
Four of his most recent years have been working as a Forest Service enterprise program employee out of Prescott, Ariz., as a scenery and recreation resource specialist. His previous five years were spent in Ketchikan, Alaska, working for the Tongass National Forest, helping address resource issues and formulate viable alternatives for large-scale timber sale projects, according to the Forest Service.
“Matt Boisseau comes to our forest with 15 years of professional experience, nine years with the Forest Service and six from the private sector,” Dunkelberger said. “His expertise in natural resource planning and management is a great fit for the many important Forest Service programs in Elko County,” he said.
In Alamogordo, N.M., on the Lincoln National Forest, Boisseau helped plan and design improvements that have helped revitalize numerous recreation facilities for modern use and convenience, while retaining historic character and charm, according to the Forest Service.