Armenta new INF Super
The Inyo National Forest announced earlier this week that Ed Armenta has been selected as the next Forest Supervisor for the Inyo National Forest. Currently he serves as District Ranger of the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.
Born and raised in Southern California, Armenta graduated from Humboldt State University in 1983 with a degree in Wildlife Management. He began working for the Forest Service as a wildlife biologist trainee on the Plumas National Forest in Northern California in 1981, and moved to the Sequoia National Forest in 1990. He then promoted to Arizona serving as a Deputy District Ranger on the Prescott National Forest before becoming a District Ranger on the Tonto National Forest in 2000.
During his last 10 years as District Ranger he was Acting Forest Supervisor on both the Lincoln and the Kaibab National Forests, in New Mexico and Arizona respectively.
Armenta has been actively engaged in EEO and Civil Rights programs, and has a strong fire and fuels management background.
“I spent much of my early years fishing, camping and hiking there with my family, and it has been a lifelong dream to live and work in the Eastern Sierra,” Armenta said.
Armenta is expected to assume the post this spring, replacing Jim Upchurch, who was transferred to the Coronado National Forest last October. Meanwhile, Jon Regelbrugge will continue as Acting Forest Supervisor until Armenta arrives. –Press Release