New District Ranger Selected for the Pisgah Ranger District

The National Forests in North Carolina announced that Dave Casey will oversee management and operations as the new District Ranger of the Pisgah Ranger District starting October 31, 2016.

“Dave has an excellent record with partnerships and collaborative experience and a tremendous background in natural resource management,” said Allen Nicholas, Forest Supervisor of the National Forests in North Carolina. “He also has lived and worked in western North Carolina previously so understands the forests and communities we serve.”

Casey was most recently the District Ranger of the Bankhead Ranger District of the National Forests in Alabama. Before that, he spent seven years as a silviculturist and timber management administrator of the Cheoah and Tusquitee Ranger Districts of the Nantahala National Forest. He started in forestry at the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest and also worked on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Virginia.

“My family and I are very excited to get back to the mountains and great folks of western North Carolina,” said Casey. He added, “I plan to continue the high level of collaboration that the Pisgah already enjoys with the local community. I’m confident we can work together to ensure the Pisgah is managed successfully for the many services and resources that we’re all passionate about.”

Casey has a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Tennessee Technological University. Before getting his Master’s Degree in Forestry from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, he worked for the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation on soil and groundwater remediation projects. Born and raised in Nashville, he is in the woods every chance he gets and spends a lot of time in the mountains of Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. He is moving to the Brevard area with his wife and three children.

 

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