June 27, 2020
CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A former summer employee with the White Mountain National Forest has been named its supervisor.
Derek Ibarguen is currently the deputy forest supervisor for the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Jackson, Wyoming. His 18-year career with the U.S. Forest Service has taken him throughout the country to national forests in North Carolina, Kentucky, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
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Ibarguen was born and raised in Maine. He was a seasonal recreation employee at the White Mountain National Forest for five summers, starting in 1995.
“It has been amazing to be a part of the incredible landscape within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.” Ibarguen told Oil City News in an email statement. “The Bridger-Teton National Forest is a special place because of its vast wilderness, beautiful rivers and abundant wildlife.”
From the statement:
Stewarding the natural resources and serving the communities and the public has been an honor. During my time here we have advanced many efforts such as collaborative work with our county partners and stakeholders, fellow natural resource agencies and a variety of large projects with tangible benefits to the public and the environment.
I am most proud of the establishment of the Friends of the Bridger-Teton which has a focus on enhancing capacity to deliver services and stewardship projects as well as facilitating the work of our many partners.”Derek Ibarguen