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Grand Valley Range Management Staff Retires

Contact(s): Kimberlee Phillips

Grand Valley Range Management Staff Retires

 Mike Surber, Range Management Specialist, for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests’ Grand Valley Ranger District has announced his retirement after nearly four decades of service. Surber began his career in 1977 as seasonal Fire Guard on the Humboldt National Forest in Eastern Nevada. Since then, Mike as enjoyed notable assignments on White River, Rio Grande, Pike-San Isabel, and Black Hills National Forests working in Fire, Wildlife, and Range Management programs including a stint as the Project Coordinator for the ski area expansion of the Monarch Ski Area near Salida. Mike plans on staying in the area as his wife Carrie is a current Forest Service employee, and his two daughters attend the University of Wyoming. “Mike's retirement closes out a distinguished career dedicated to sustainable natural resource management and service to the American public. His professionalism, integrity, and expertise in the art and science of rangeland management continues the 113 year legacy of the US Forest Service, and epitomizes the highest standards for which the agency is known.  We thank Mike for his service, and wish him well with many years of happy fishing to come,” said Bill Edwards, District Ranger for the Grand Valley Ranger District.




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