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Tag: Pacific West REgion

Oct.
28th

Sid Beckman named fire management officer for National Park Service’s Pacific West Region

From the National Park Service:

Sid Beckman has been selected as the new fire management officer for Pacific West Region, working out of the San Francisco office. He replaces Sue Husari, who recently retired after 39 years of exemplary federal service. Beckman has a strong background in fire management planning, operations and incident management. His experience in prescribed fire and wildland fire management will be an asset to the region.

Beckman has three years of experience working for the National Park Service.  He has been the deputy regional fire management officer overseeing the region’s fuels management program since 2009. He previously served as

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Oct.
12th

Former Mount St. Helens ranger Jim Gale retires after 32 years

From the National Park Service:

One of Pacific West Region’s most respected and revered park rangers, Jim Gale, hung up his flat hat for the last time on October 5th.

Gale served the National Park Service for 32 years, starting at Yellowstone and reaching the pinnacle of his career at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park as chief of interpretation. His work took him to some of the nation’s most treasured public lands – Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, Indiana Dunes National Seashore, Blue Ridge National Park in Virginia, and Grand Canyon National Park. At

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