Angeles National Forest Has a New Supervisor

Release Date: Aug 20, 2011  

Aug.16, 2011

ANF-13-2011 Angeles National Forest

701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006

Contact: Sherry Rollmanor John D. Wagner at (626) 574-5208


Angeles National Forest Has a New Supervisor


ARCADIA, Calif.—Thomas A. Contreras has been selected as new forest supervisor for the Angeles National Forest. For the past several months, he has been serving as acting supervisor of the Angeles and his selection as supervisor has been made official.


“I welcome the opportunity to manage one of the most heavily used urban Forests within the Nation,” he said. “I know there will be challenges ahead for us, but given those challenges, we also have amazing opportunities. I look forward to maintaining and establishing lasting relationships with our visitors, partners, employees and others in the near future.”


Contreras, highly skilled in Forest Service policy and land management administration, has served the Forest Service for more than 30 years, including in a number of high-level positions. He previously served as supervisor of the Mendocino National Forest.


He began his Forest Service career in 1976 as an environmental interpreter on the Ashley National Forest, Utah and has served in nine national forests in three Forest Service regions, the Intermountain Regional Office headquarters in Utah, and the Pacific Southwest Region Office in Vallejo. 


He was deputy forest supervisor for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and served there as regional winter sports specialist, providing expertise on winter sports management to state and federal agencies.


He has also served as a legal affairs specialist at the Forest Service National Office, as district ranger, deputy forest supervisor, and recreation staff officer at Uinta National Forest in Utah. He has extensive fire experience and has participated in numerous task forces and safety investigations.


Contreras has bachelor’s degrees in forest management, outdoor recreation management administration, and environmental interpretation from Colorado State University and University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


The Angeles website can be accessed by searching for the phrase “Angeles National Forest—Home”.







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