“I think that both our stakeholders and employees will enjoy working with Randy – his extensive background in so many different positions and places will serve him well in leading our mission in resource management,” said Nourse.
Randy Swick is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service. He has served on nine different National Forests, most in the western U.S. For over 20 years he served as a District Ranger on three different Ranger Districts, including the Bridgeport District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
His most recent position was serving as the Forest Restoration and Implementation Staff Officer on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests out of Coeur d’Alene.
Swick is a graduate of Michigan State University with degrees in forestry and resource economics. He is married and has three grown daughters; one just happens to be a neo-natal intensive care nurse in the Las Vegas area.
“I look forward to returning to the Humboldt-Toiyabe, although Las Vegas is a little bit bigger town than Bridgeport, California,” said Swick. “The Spring Mountains offer an unparalleled outdoor setting in contrast to the more renown Las Vegas attractions, and I’m excited to help the public value this area,” he added. Swick and his wife also look forward to engaging themselves in the community, through service opportunities as well as expanding their pursuit of various outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, and skiing.
Las Vegas receives nearly 40 million travelers annually, while Mt. Charleston averages around 400,000. Billions of tourism dollars are generated each year, and that revenue is responsible for making the Las Vegas neon glow brighter.
Mt. Charleston is a mere 40-minute drive from downtown Las Vegas. It’s literally the cool place to hang out in the summer heat. When Las Vegas Valley temperatures are hovering around 110 degrees, it’s a mere 85-to-90 degrees on Mt. Charleston under its towering Ponderosa pines.
The mountain boasts 24 endemic species, which means that this is the only place in the world where these special plants and animals exist. It is also considered the creation point for the Nuwuvi, also known as the Southern Paiute Tribe.
Learn more about this release by contacting Randy Swick at 702-515-5448.