SPARKS, Nevada…Bill Dunkelberger, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Supervisor, announced that Matt Boisseau has begun serving as the Deputy District Ranger for the Ruby Mountains and Jarbidge Ranger Districts this week out of Wells, Nevada.
“Matt Boisseau comes to our Forest with 15 years of professional experience, 9 years with the Forest Service and 6 from the private sector,” said Dunkelberger. “His expertise in natural resource planning and management is a great fit for the many important Forest Service programs in Elko County,” he said.
“I am really thrilled to be joining this motivated group of Forest Service employees in northeast Nevada,” said Boisseau. “I am also looking forward to working with the local communities, who have a great passion about the National Forest in their backyards,” he said.
Four of his most recent years have been working as a Forest Service enterprise program employee out of Prescott, Arizona, as a Scenery and Recreation Resource Specialist. His previous five years were spent in Ketchikan, Alaska, working for the Tongass National Forest, helping address resource issues and formulate viable alternatives for large-scale timber sale projects.
In Alamogordo, New Mexico, on the Lincoln National Forest, Boisseau helped plan and design improvements that have helped revitalize numerous CCC-era-developed recreation facilities for modern use and convenience, while retaining historic character and charm.
Boisseau earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, in 1992, a Master’s of Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, in 1999, and served as a combat medic in the Army National Guard from 1988 to 1999. Outside of professional interests, Boisseau is an avid trail runner, bicyclist, fisherman, and enjoys traveling.