SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – The Bass Lake Ranger District welcomes Denise Tolmie, Forest Fuels Officer /Fire Planner as their new acting District Ranger. Tolmie has worked for the US Forest Service since 1985 and has worked on the Sierra National Forest since 2001.
Her qualifications include an Associate of Science Degree in Forestry, Technical Fire Management, and upper division Natural Sciences.
Tolmie worked for the Stanislaus National Forest for 18 years, where she held various positions including Assistant Fire Engine Operator, Fire Engine Operator, Fire Suppression Crew Foreman, District Fire Prevention Officer, Assistant Fuels Officer, Initial Attack Dispatcher and Assistant District Fire Management Officer.
The US Forest Service is confident that Tolmie’s qualifications will allow her to succeed in the position for the short amount of time until the Forest finds their permanent District Ranger.
“I am looking forward to utilizing the knowledge, skills and abilities I have gained during my 31 years with the Forest Service to accept the challenges and personal rewards associated with leading and managing a diverse workforce towards common goals, gaining mutual understanding and opening communications with internal and external stakeholders and learning from the past, but planning and managing the natural resources and ecosystems of Sierra National Forest for future generations,” says Tolmie.