Ouray Lands and Mineral Staff Retires

Contact(s): Kimberlee Phillips 970-874-6717, Dylan Peters 970-874-6625

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests announce the retirement of long-serving employee Liz Mauch. Liz departs the Forest Service with over 26 years of service, the majority of which was spent with the GMUG.

A native of southwest Ohio, Liz attended Miami University (Ohio) where she earned a Bachelor’s in Geology. She furthered her education at Rice University receiving her Masters in Geology before taking a job with Amoco. In July 1992 she took on her first job with the Forest Service as a Resource Clerk for the Yampa Ranger District of the Routt National Forest. In 2002 Liz joined the GMUG’s Grand Valley Ranger District as a Business Management Clerk, later serving as an Administrative Support Assistant and in 2006 took over duties as the District Geologist. In 2009 she accepted a special assignment as the Ouray Ranger District’s Lands and Minerals Staff Officer, which became permanent in 2011. Liz recently completed a temporary assignment as the GMUG Lands Program Manager, postponing her original retirement date by 120 days for the opportunity.

“Liz is an outstanding individual who has been integral to the GMUG for many years” said Corey Wong, GMUG Public Service Staff Officer “her wealth of knowledge reservoirs, irrigation ditches and water rights helped the GMUG process over 500 ditch bill easement applications, she will be greatly missed.”

Liz plans to enjoy retirement with many hikes and traveling with her husband Tim, along with visiting family and friends.