Thursday, November 9, 2000
Steamboat Springs Nebraska National Forest Supervisor Mary Peterson has taken the job as forest supervisor for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the Thunder Basin National Grassland.
She replaces Jerry Schmidt, who retired Nov. 3 after being at the position since 1986.
"I'm very excited to come back to the mountains where I enjoyed working many years ago," Peterson said in a press release.
In 1975, she was a seasonal worker for the Routt National Forest, which was one of her first jobs with the agency.
"Most folks are excited to have her come in," said Denise Germann, spokeswoman for the Medicine Bow-Routt Forest.
Peterson moves from supervising 1.1 million acres of public land that's spread between Nebraska and South Dakota to the about 2.55 million acres of the Routt Forest, Medicine Bow Forest and the Thunder Basin National Grassland in Colorado and Wyoming.
"It was nice to have a selection made so rapidly and have it be someone with such a good reputation," said Pat Harrison, spokesman from the Supervisors Office in Laramie, Wyo.