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Lassen National Forest Hires New Hat Creek Ranger

newrangergrassoLassen National Forest announced this afternoon that Ann Grasso has been hired to serve as Ranger for the Hat Creek District which encompasses several mountain communities and includes a staff of 75 employees.

“It’s great to have Ann joining our forest leadership team,” said Lassen National Forest Supervisor Dave Hays. “She brings strong experience and a passion for public service.”

“Ann’s extensive knowledge of the area, along with her background in natural resource management and community projects, makes her a good fit for the District.”

According to Forest Public Affairs Officer Joyce El Kouarti, Grasso started her federal career with the Coast Guard in Cleveland, Ohio in 1987. She held several different federal positions with the Coast Guard in Cleveland, Ohio and Alameda, California before coming to work for the Forest Service in Vallejo, California as a Realty Specialist in 2000. She later took a position with the Wayne National Forest in Nelsonville, Ohio as Administrative Officer, then advanced to an Operations Staff Officer responsible for administration, lands, minerals, recreation, safety and archeology.

She participates in the Forest Services International Programs with the Disaster Assistance Support Program, assisting U.S. AID oversees during international disaster.

Grasso stated that she enjoys taking on new challenges and has been successful each time she has tried something new. One of her goals is to share the story of Forest Service activities on the 440,000-acre Hat Creek District with a wider audience. The other goal is to ‘keep what we have’ while facing ongoing budget pressure.

She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.

“I’m honored to be the leader of the Hat Creek Ranger District,” said Grasso. “I look forward to serving and working with our staff, partners, and the local communities.”

She reports to the district on July 27th and replaces former District Ranger Kit Mullen, who left last year to take a position as Forest Supervisor on the Sawtooth National Forest.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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