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New Ranger named for Gunflint District

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The Superior National Forest announced that Nancy S. Larson will be the new district ranger for the Gunflint Ranger District in Grand Marais.

Larson – who starts her new job Dec. 3 -- will oversee management of the 173,000 acres of the Forest  in Cook County. She served most recently the Chippewa National Forest, Cass Lake area.

Prior to that, she served for nearly five years in the Cook area as LaCroix District Ranger also in the Superior National Forest.

Larson’s career in public service spans 26 years with nearly 23 of them working for the U.S. Forest Service on forests from West Virginia to California.

Larson earned a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich.

She has worked in a variety of resource positions with the Forest Service including soil scientist, recreation and wilderness program manager, forest partnership coordinator, planner, deputy district ranger and district ranger.