New District Ranger to lead Springerville Ranger District

Release Date: Mar 30, 2023

Contact(s): Cydney Janssen, Acting Forest Public Affairs Officer 928-333-6263

Dustie Aylor was selected as new District Ranger for the Springerville Ranger District  

Springerville, AZ, March 30th, 2023 — Dustie Aylor has been selected as the new District Ranger for the Springerville Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (A-S). Being a native of the Round Valley Area, she started her US Forest Service career on the Springerville Ranger District in 1992 and transferred to the Supervisor’s Office in 1999 as the Fire Planner in Fire and Aviation. In 2006 she started work with Engineering as Program Manager, including Contracting and Budget responsibilities, then in 2014 Aylor assumed responsibilities as Administrative Officer for the A-S.

Throughout her career Aylor has displayed her leadership strength and led various regional working groups, mentoring, human resources, and budget projects at both Forest and regional levels.

Aylor says, “I look forward to leading and encouraging our employees and partners to continue doing the good work folks are used to from the A-S. My husband and I are avid outdoors enthusiasts and enjoy recreating on public lands in the area with our children and grandchildren.”

Aylor will begin her duties as District Ranger on April 9, following previous District Ranger, Robert Lever who now serves as the Forest Supervisor for the A-S.

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Dustie Aylor smiling in uniform in front of two flags