NATIONAL FORESTS -- A Forest Service administrator in Vermont has been named the new Sandpoint District ranger by Idaho Panhandle National Forests acting forest supervisor Maggie Pittman.
Erik Walker, Deputy District Ranger in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont will replace Dick Kramer who retired from the Sandpoint District ranger position in May.
Walker comes to the Idaho Panhandle with more than 20 years of Forest Service experience on a wide variety of natural resource issues throughout the nation including Lake Tahoe and the Lassen National Forest in California, the Las Vegas and Carson Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada, and the Manchester Ranger District in Vermont.
Walker and his wife say they look forward to getting out in the local area and taking part in some of their favorite activities, including snow-shoeing, skiing, hiking, biking, gardening, kayaking, and photography.
Walker is expected to report to Sandpoint at the end of August.