ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Marisue Hilliard, forest supervisor of the USDA Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina, today announced that Lauren Stull has been selected as the new ranger for the Cheoah/Tusquitee Districts in the Nantahala National Forest.
“Lauren has established herself as a strong, competent leader who has gained the respect of employees of the districts,” said Hilliard. “Also, she has established strong relationships with many local partners, and I’m confident Lauren will continue to excel as ranger.”
As Cheoah/Tusquitee district ranger, Stull will manage Forest Service operations in the two districts in the Nantahala National Forest. Close to 40 people work on the districts, which encompass over 270,000 acres in western North Carolina.
“I'm excited to be staying in North Carolina and to have the opportunity to continue working with the great employees of the Cheoah/Tusquitee Districts on a variety of projects designed to restore and sustain national forest land in western North Carolina,” said Stull.
Lauren Stull has served as acting district ranger of the Cheoah/Tusquitee Ranger Districts since May. From 2009-2011, she served as the deputy district ranger for the two districts. From 2007-2009, Stull held a Presidential Management Fellow position with the National Forests in Florida. During that time, she completed detail assignments as acting recreation program manager on both the Pisgah Ranger District in North Carolina and the Osceola National Forest in Florida.
Stull holds master’s degrees in forestry and public administration from Virginia Tech. Before entering graduate school, she received bachelor’s degrees in forestry and agricultural & applied economics from the university.
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