Exline, Top Ranger In Sequoia, Coming In As SB National Forest Deputy Supervisor

(March 22) The U.S. Forest Service has promoted John Exline to serve as the deputy forest supervisor of the San Bernardino National Forest, it was announced on March 19. Currently the district ranger on the Hume Lake District of the Sequoia National Forest/Giant Sequoia National Monument in Dunlap, Exline on March 24 will arrive in San Bernardino County to replace former deputy supervisor Thomas Gillett, who retired in January. “We are pleased to welcome John to the forest,” said forest supervisor Jody Noiron. “John’s extensive 32-year career in the Forest Service and his experience in California make him a great addition to the San Bernardino National Forest. He has significant experience in forestry, fire, and all Forest Service programs and has a proven track record working with communities in California.”
Exline, who is married to Sue Exline, the district ranger for the Ojai Ranger District in the Los Padres National Forest, has been with the Forest Service since 1981. He began as a timber management agent in the Sequoia National Forest, and subsequently worked as a firefighter on the Redding Hotshot crew. He has worked timber management in the Sierra National Forest, as well.
Since 2001, Exline has been a district ranger for the Hume Lake Ranger District in the Sequoia National Forest. He also temporarily assumed the position of interim forest supervisor for the Lassen National Forest as well as the Sierra National Forest.
Exline, 55, has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in biology from Lycoming College and a Master’s Degree in forest resource management from Duke University.

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