>Once US Forest Service officials backed off from the plan to combine the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests under one supervior, it didn't take long to find an acting supervisor for the Ochoco National Forest
Early next month, the Ochoco National Forest will have its own supervisor. John Schuyler, deputy Forest Supervisor on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in northeastern Oregon, has been named acting Forest Supervisor for Ochoco National Forest in Prineville, Oregon. He begins October 8.
"John's breadth of experience, leadership skills and people skills will be assets to the Ochoco National Forest and to the community," said Harv Forsgren, Regional Forester.
Schuyler began his federal career as a seasonal at Ukonom Ranger District, Klamath National Forest in 1977. He subsequently worked as a forester for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Colville Indian Reservation, returning to the Forest Service in 1981 for a series of timber management, recreation and lands, environmental coordination, and planning positions at the Tahoe, Kaibab, Shasta-Trinity and Inyo National Forests. He became district ranger at Salmon River District, Klamath National Forest in 1996.
A native of California, Schuyler studied mechanical engineering and forestry at the University of California Davis, and graduated with a bachelor degree in forestry from University of California Berkley.