Kurt Steele is the new District Ranger for the Tofte District. Steele brings a broad background in natural resource management, including forest ecosystems, fisheries and wildlife, fire operations and silviculture.
He has held positions on several national forests in Oregon and Georgia prior to coming to the Tofte Ranger District.
Steele and his wife, Melissa, a teacher, have already been in the area for some time. His official start date is Monday, September 9th.