Ericka Luna to serve as acting District Ranger on the Wilderness Ranger District

Mimbres, NM, June 24, 2020--For Immediate Release.  Ericka Luna has accepted the position as acting District Ranger on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.  Luna will serve as the acting ranger for a period not-to-exceed one year.

Ericka currently serves as the Regional Government Relations Liaison at the Southwestern Regional Office (R3) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has most recently had the opportunity to fulfill a 5-month assignment as acting Chief of staff for the R3 Office in Albuquerque. Other assignments include acting district ranger on the Carson National Forest, acting Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Black Hills National Forest, acting Assistant Director of Tribal Relations in Washington, D.C., Tribal Relations Policy analyst In Washington DC, and several positions in the USDA Office of the Secretary  in Washington, D.C.

Ericka was born in New Mexico, attended New Mexico State University and has a B.S. in Agricultural Biology and a M.A. in Agriculture; Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business.

Whenever possible, Ericka and her dog Watson enjoy visiting National Forests and hiking with her family. 

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.