NEVADA CITY, Calif. August 15, 2018 – Tahoe National Forest would like to express a warm welcome to Liz Berger, our new permanent Deputy Forest Supervisor at the Tahoe National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Nevada City. Prior to the Tahoe, Liz was Acting Forest Supervisor on the Six Rivers National Forest in Eureka, California. Liz also worked as the Regional Forester’s Liaison for the Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region in Sacramento. Liz also worked at the Forest Service’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Liz Berger’s previous experience and communication skills will be an enormous benefit to the Tahoe National Forest, and to the community.

Liz has 20 years of employment with the Federal Government. Five of those years she worked for the Department of the Interior with Bureau of Land Management and the last 15 with the Forest Service. As a college student, Liz’ first position with the U.S. Forest Service at the Sequoia National Forest as a student intern, in what is now called the Pathways Program. Liz received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and Management from UC Davis, and a Professional Certificate in River Restoration from Portland State University.

Liz grew up in a military family, where her father was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. This gave her family the opportunity to experience many different cultures of the world while her father was transferred to different duty stations with the Air Force. Liz especially enjoyed Okinawa, Japan, where her family lived for more than 7 years.

Liz and her husband Henry, live in Sacramento and enjoy being outdoors, traveling and spending time with their family who also live in the Sacramento area.

“I’m really looking forward to joining the team at the Tahoe National Forest. I’m especially excited about getting to work with such a great team, the partners and the local communities.” – Liz Berger