New District Ranger Coming to the Mad River District
USFS press release
Eureka, CA, December 12, 2013 - .Christine Hill has been named the new Mad River District Ranger announced Forest Supervisor Tyrone Kelley. Hill will fill the District leadership position formerly held by Tom Hudson, who moved to a new position in Alaska.
“Christine brings over 28 years of experience with the Forest Service managing cultural and natural resources and forest special uses. We are very pleased to welcome her to the Six Rivers National Forest,” said Kelley.
Christine Hill, Mad River District RangerHill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, a Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource Management, and is currently participating in the Executive Leadership Program through Graduate School, USA’s Center for Leadership and Management. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she has a great appreciation for the rural nature of northern California where she has lived for the past 30 years. During this time, she worked in four national forests where her experience includes Acting District Ranger, Lands and Recreation Officer, and Heritage Program Manager.
Hill looks forward to continued dedication in working for Region 5 and welcomes the challenge of managing forest resources for multiple use and ecological restoration. “More importantly, in my new capacity as Mad River District Ranger, I am excited about working with Six Rivers National Forest employees, local communities and Tribes”. She reports for duty on December 29, 2013.
Managing work/life balance is important to Christine and she enjoys travel and adventure, various outdoor recreation activities, and continued learning. Christine and her fiancé, Josh, have three children and two grandchildren: Cierra is a full time mother and hairdresser, Hether is a student attending Humboldt State University, and Travis is in the Marine Corps