New Emmett District Ranger

Contact(s): David Olson 208-373-4105


BOISE, Idaho – The Emmett Ranger District of the Boise National Forest welcomes Richard Newton as the new district ranger.  Newton was the district ranger on the Dubois Ranger District and Forest Heritage Staff Officer on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.


“Richard brings with him many skills and experiences that will help the district and the forest in our collaborative efforts,” said Boise National Forest Supervisor Cecilia Seesholtz.  “He has experience in dealing with large restoration activities, management of our water and recreation resources and fuels and fire management.

 10-22-2012 Emmett RD - New Ranger Richard Newton

Newton says he’s excited for this new opportunity and the challenges that come with managing a complex district.


“I will continue to build relationships between the district, local community and many key interest groups who care about the management of their public lands,” said Newton. 


Newton is a native of southern New Mexico and has a BA and MS in anthropology from New Mexico State University.    


Newton and his wife have one daughter and two grandchildren.