According to forest officials, prior to his new assignment, Bauer, 44, has worked for the Forest Service for 21 years in various places in Colorado with a background in recreation, lands, minerals, wilderness, roads, trials and facilities.
“Carl comes to us with a strong background in managing recreation issues,” said Michele Jones, district ranger for the Central Coast Ranger District and Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. “That will benefit him and the many district staff and partners he will interact with.”
Bauer is a transplanted Midwestern, having attended high school and college in Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science in Forestry, with minors in Forest Management and Outdoor Recreation.
“I have lots of experience and enjoy working with partners to accomplish recreation and natural resource projects,” said Bauer.
Bauer notes that he looks forward to meeting and working with forest neighbors, partners, and others passionate about their national forests. He believes that together, we can care for the land and serve people for future generations.
“I look forward to learning more about the Northwest environment and dunes ecology,” said Bauer. “And, obviously, I need to recalibrate my rain gauge.”
Bauer has been married for 14 years and has a young son and daughter who are excited to see and experience Oregon and the ocean. They are looking forward to crabbing, hiking and exploring the seashore.
Bauer enjoys a variety of hobbies including: running, mountain biking, hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, woodworking and brewing beer. He and his wife are actively involved in their kids’ education and extracurricular activities and will involve their selves in the local community.
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