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Idaho forest supervisor takes new job

Ranotta McNair, supervisor of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, is leaving that post to take a job in Missoula.

McNair will become the acting deputy regional forester for the Forest Service’s Region 1 office, which oversees national forests and grasslands in North Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.

McNair will work under acting Regional Forester Jane Cottrell, who replaced Tom Tidwell. He was recently promoted to national chief of the Forest Service.

McNair spent eight years at the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. She is a 32-year veteran of the Forest Service, who earned her undergraduate degree at Oregon State University.