“I’m looking forward to Brant joining us,” said Cecilia Seesholtz, Boise National Forest Supervisor. “Brant’s variety of experiences will facilitate the linkage of natural resource management with community interests on the Idaho City Ranger District, which has a very complex mix of activities.”
Brant began his career with the Forest Service in 1995 on the Idaho City Ranger District after graduating with a degree in Forestry and Engineering from Utah State University.
During his career with the Forest Service he has worked on six different forests in Idaho and Oregon. He has work experience in forestry, engineering, and recreation, and is currently the Deputy District Ranger on the Bend Fort Rock Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest. Other significant district ranger details include working at the Weiser and Krassel Ranger Districts of the Payette NF.
“I’ve spent a great deal of my time and energy recently working in collaboration with people that have a passion for the environment and the sensible management of our forests natural resources,” Petersen said. “I look forward to applying these experiences by working closely with the employees on Idaho City Ranger District and our public who value this forest and utilize its resources in the years to come.”
Brant spends his free time recreating outdoors with his wife Krista, twelve year old son Tanner and fourteen year old daughter Kassidi and their three dogs. “My family and I are all excited to be returning to some beautiful and familiar places and truly look forward to reconnecting with many former colleagues and friends,” Petersen added.