From Gifford Pinchot National Forest:
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest community is proud to announce the selection of Mosé Jones-Yellin as the incoming Mt. Adams District Ranger. Jones-Yellin is currently the Deputy District Ranger on the Sierra National Forest in California, but is no stranger to the Gifford Pinchot, having served as the Cowlitz Valley District Ranger in a temporary detail in 2012. “This forest has some of the most beautiful and valuable natural resources found anywhere in this country, and it will be a pleasure to join the community and lead these outstanding Forest Service employees,” he said.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest Supervisor Janine Clayton echoed Jones-Yellin’s enthusiasm. “We are delighted to welcome Mose to the Gifford Pinchot team and his young family to southwest Washington,” said Clayton. “Mose’s collaborative land management experience and approach to partnership-building will help foster the wonderful work and relationships ongoing on the Mt. Adams Ranger District.”
Jones-Yellin brings a great breadth of knowledge, land management experience and academic achievement to his new position. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon as well as a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan. In his role on the Sierra National Forest, Jones-Yellin is responsible not only for the Timber program and Silviculture department, but he represents the High Sierra District on the Forest Budget Team.
Jones-Yellin is adept at building internal and external partnerships and unifying stakeholder groups with varied interests. He has led innovative and controversial projects, including the Forest Plan Revision Steering Committee as well as the 154,000 acre Dinkey Landscape Restoration Project, which was one of the initial projects chosen for the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.
“I am honored to be selected as the District Ranger for the Mt Adams Ranger District and very excited about my new responsibilities,” said Jones-Yellin. “The Mt Adams Ranger District has developed a strong legacy of service and stewardship, and I am looking forward to building on that foundation.”
Jones-Yellin will join the Mt. Adams team in mid-August and will replace Erin Black, who has been serving as the interim District Ranger since the departure of Nancy Ryke, who retired in June. Jones-Yellin and his wife, Genevra, are the proud parents of twins, Nico and Isa. In his spare time he enjoys camping, rock climbing and exploring the world through the eyes of toddlers.