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Gustafson replaces Gee at Basin Management

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A new acting deputy forest supervisor arrived at the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit last week.

Maribeth Gustafson, an 18-year employee of the U.S. Forest Service, is permanently assigned to the agency’s Pacific Southwest Region as assistant director of Fire and Aviation Management.

She is replacing Ed Gee, who moved into the acting forest supervisor position after Juan Palma departed from the post in August.



A permanent forest supervisor probably won’t be assigned for another six months.

Gustafson said she is eager to explore “new ways to work together with local citizens and partners.”



“I’m looking forward to the challenge of working within many layers of inter-agency collaboration, and public and private partnerships,” she said.

Gustafson’s qualifications include holding a bachelor of science in botany, having served as an assistant forest supervisor for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in 1995 and 1996 and holding other positions in Southern California and Cleveland National Forest.


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