ROSEBURG, OR – Ian Reid will serve as the temporary District Ranger for the North Umpqua District, Umpqua National Forest, beginning April 8. Reid is from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, where he is a fish biologist and program manager. Reid’s three-month assignment is to fill in for Carol Cushing, who is temporarily serving as the Umpqua’s Deputy Forest Supervisor.
“Ian brings a love of the outdoors and great experience in southwest Oregon to this job,” said Gina Owens, Acting Umpqua Forest Supervisor. “He is passionate about working with internal and external partners and is familiar with the Umpqua resources and people.”
Reid, 38, has worked on the Rogue River-Siskiyou since 1999. Prior to that, he worked in seasonal positions with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Other temporary work assignments included serving as the threatened and endangered species coordinator on the Malheur National Forest in 2011 and the lead fish biologist on the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona in 2004. He also has experience in wild-land firefighting and occupational safety management.
He earned a fisheries science degree from Oregon State University in 2003 and Bachelors and Masters degrees in biology from Southern Oregon University in 1997 and 2002.
In his spare time, Reid enjoys fishing, hunting, snowboarding, trail and river running, and playing with his two young daughters, Ila and Opal. He and his wife, Annie, have been married for 10 years.