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Victor Lyon Named New American River District Ranger


By: Gwen Ernst-Ulrich | Acting Public Affairs Officer | Tahoe National Forest

Nevada City, CA – Victor Lyon has been selected as the District Ranger for the American River Ranger District on the Tahoe National Forest (TNF). Lyon had been serving as the acting district ranger until recently and has held the position of district wildlife biologist in Foresthill since 2010.

Lyon began his federal civilian career in wildlife biology with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Merced County, California, and worked for the agency in various California locations and positions until joining the USDA Forest Service as a biological science technician on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) in 2000, where he subsequently served in various biology-related positions. He left his LTBMU wildlife biologist position in 2010 to join the TNF.

Lyon's Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife and fisheries biology from the University of California at Davis with an emphasis in conservation biology has been a solid foundation for his success in managing wildlife and heritage programs; extensive work on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) efforts as an interdisciplinary team leader; and strong collaboration with other agencies and partners, to name a few.

"Victor did an outstanding job as acting ranger this summer, including leading the district during the American Fire and its aftermath. I am very pleased that he will be serving in this capacity," said Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn.

Lyons said, "I'm excited for the opportunity to serve as district ranger on the American River Ranger District. I look forward to getting some good work done on the ground, contributing toward a thriving work environment, and seeing what we can do. I'd also like to express my gratitude for everyone's help on the American Fire this year—thank you!"

Lyon will report to his new position on December 2 and replaces Chris Fischer, who became deputy director of State and Private Forestry in the Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Office, located in Vallejo. Temoc Rios has been acting district ranger since mid-October.

For more Tahoe National Forest information, go to the Web site at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/tahoe/home. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Tahoe_NF.


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