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Crabtree new Eldorado supervisor

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From page A13 | June 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

Laurence Crabtree was selected to be the forest supervisor of the Eldorado National Forest following the retirement of Kathy Hardy on June 14. He will report to his new position on July 29. Jayne Handley is the interim acting forest supervisor.

Crabtree is currently the deputy forest supervisor of the Plumas National Forest. His earlier leadership responsibilities include serving as district ranger for two separate ranger districts in the Modoc National Forest and district ranger for two Forest Service ranger districts in Nevada.

Crabtree graduated from the University of Idaho where he studied forestry and entomology, and says he continues to be fascinated with natural history. He was born in Susanville, Lassen County, and was raised on a ranch.

“I am pleased and humbled to be the Eldorado National Forest supervisor,” said Crabtree. “In my new role I intend to be a part of the community and to ensure that the Eldorado continues to move forward with the challenges and opportunities that come from caring for the land and serving people.”

Laurence and his wife Denice have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Frank Mosbacher

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  • Walking TallJune 21, 2013 - 6:16 am

    Welcome to our forest Laurence we hope you adress the elephant in the room and move swiftly to open the 42 roads as soon as possible. All may enjoy the beauty that is available and with any restrictions needed will respect the land for future use by our children. Again welcome and good luck in your new assignment, keep an open mind and listen to the public for which you serve.

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