New Deputy Forest Supervisor selected for Lake Tahoe Basin

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 10, 2018 / comments

[Lisa Herron, Forest Service. Danelle “DD” Harrison is the new Deputy Forest Supervisor for the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.]
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is pleased to announce that Danelle D. Harrison was selected as the new Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Lake Tahoe Basin. Harrison arrived at the LTBMU a few weeks ago and comes to us from the Kaibab National Forest in Arizona, where she served as the District Ranger for both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts since 2014. 

“We are excited to welcome Danelle to our Tahoe Basin team,” said Forest Supervisor, Jeff Marsolais. “We’re looking forward to her knowledge and expertise along with gaining a different perspective from the experience she’s gained on other National Forests.”

Harrison began her career with the Forest Service in 1999 as a seasonal trail crew member on the North Bend Ranger District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and worked for several seasons on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, both in Washington State. She also worked for Louisiana’s Southern Research Station in research entomology. In 2006, Harrison served as a pre-sale forester on the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont and from there went on to serve as Program Liaison Specialist for the USDA and as Forest Products Analyst and National Program Manager for the Integrated Resource Restoration Pilot in the USFS National Office in Washington, D.C. 

In 2013, Harrison served as both Acting Deputy District Ranger and Acting Forest Timber Management Officer on the Klamath National Forest and in 2017 served as Acting Forest Supervisor for the Modoc National Forest, both in Northern California.

Harrison earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Forest Resource Management from Tuskegee University and a Master of Science degree in Urban Forestry from Southern University and A&M College.

In her spare time, Harrison enjoys traveling, visiting museums and describes herself as a voracious reader and an adventurous foodie. Harrison loves sunshine and the outdoors and is very interested in the watershed and ecology of Lake Tahoe.

“My most recent position was in one of the driest National Forests in the country and water has always been an attraction for me,” said Harrison. “When the opportunity arose to come to Lake Tahoe, I jumped on it. I’m a firm believer that you can’t work for the Forest Service without loving the outdoors and I look forward to exploring the natural beauty of this remarkable area.”

Harrison replaces Teresa McClung who accepted a position with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in mid-August.