The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests have a new forest supervisor. Scott Armentrout arrived Sept. 10, coming from the Sierra National Forest where he was the forest supervisor for the past two years.
Prior to coming to the GMUG, Armentrout served in various positions across the West, including district ranger on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland. He also worked in Washington D.C. as the assistant national wildlife program manager for the Forest Service.
Armentrout stated, "I'm happy to be here and look forward to meeting and working with the stakeholders of the GMUG. The forests have a reputation for hard work, great relationships and partnerships and providing quality management on-the-ground...I'm excited to be a part of that."
A native of Iowa, Armentrout has a B.S. in wildlife science from Oregon State University. He and his wife Lisa have two children and the family is excited about relocating to the Western Slope and being back in the Rocky Mountains. Armentrout's hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking and spending time with his family.
The Forest Service plans to hold an open house for residents, partners and local government representatives to meet Armentrout soon. Acting forest supervisor Sherry Hazelhurst will resume her duties as the deputy forest supervisor for the GMUG.blog comments powered by Disqus