Umpqua National Forest Announces New Ranger for Tiller District

Contact: Mark Turney, (541) 530-0173

Gabriel (Gabe) Wishart has been selected as the District Ranger for the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest effective July 20, 2020. He previously served as the Director of Wolf Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (WFCJC) for two years. Kathy Minor, the former District Ranger, accepted a new job last year with another forest.

“Gabe brings with him tremendous leadership experience and skills that he has gained as a fire fighter and through his work at Wolf Creek Job Corp Center,” said Umpqua National Forest Supervisor, Alice Carlton. “His leadership and Gabe’s commitment to considering the viewpoints of others will help strengthen and further advance the important work occurring on the Tiller District.”

Wishart’s career began as a seasonal fire fighter on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest in 2000. He has been with the Forest Service for over 20 years and has extensive fire management experience. Wishart had over a decade of experience working for the Hotshot and Smokejumper organizations before accepting the position of Forestry Conservation and Fire Fighting Instructor at WFCJC. He has held several other positions at Wolf Creek including Academic Program Manager, and most recently Center Director. Wishart recently served as the acting District Ranger for the past five months on the Diamond Lake District.

“I truly love the Forest Service,” said Gabe Wishart. “The mission we stand for, the communities we support and our dedicated employees are all things I deeply value and am looking forward to serving in this new role.”

Wishart and his wife are raising two children and currently reside in Roseburg, OR.