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RBC I Heather Provencio has been selected as the new deputy forest supervisor of the White River National Forest.
Provencio is currently the district ranger in the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Ariz.
“I am delighted to welcome Heather to the White River National Forest,” forest supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams said. “She brings a wealth of experience on a wide variety of natural resource management issues and has demonstrated outstanding success working with communities and partners throughout her career,
“Heather’s background makes her a perfect fit for the White River and I very much look forward to having her join our team and continue the collaborative work we are doing with our communities,” he said.
Provencio’s Forest Service career spans 22 years, during which she has worked in a variety of positions including district ranger, acting forest supervisor in Oregon and a staff archeologist in the southwestern United States.
She has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology from Northern Arizona University and has significant experience in managing large, complex recreation programs.
“I am excited to join the White River National Forest,” Provencio said. “The White River is one of the flagship forests in the system and I am eager to come to work with the communities and partners on the Forest.
“My family and I love a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities and we can’t think of a better place to live and work than Glenwood Springs.”
Fitzwilliams said Provencio is expected to report to the White River in early June.