New Forest Supervisor Begins Work
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 5, 2017
There’s a new forest supervisor in town. Well, temporarily, at least.
Craig Trulock is on loan to the Shoshone National Forest from Oregon, where he is the Deputy Supervisor of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. But his roots are more local to the people he would be serving here in Wyoming – Trulock grew up in the Black Hills near Sturgis, South Dakota, and for five years was the District Ranger on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, based out of Pinedale.
Trulock is the acting Forest Supervisor, replacing Joe Alexander, who served in Cody from 2011 until early this year, when he took a regional position in Missoula. Trulock says that he is only assigned here until June, but that could be extended depending on decisions made in Washington, DC.
Trulock was introduced yesterday to the Park County Commissioners, who asked Trulock what issues in particular would be taking his attention. Trulock commented that Alexander left the office in good shape, but there were several tasks that he will be focusing on initially.
Other Forest projects were brought to the attention of the Commissioners at yesterday’s meeting by Sue Stresser, who is the district ranger for the Clarks Fork, Greybull and Wapiti areas. Ongoing actions discussed at yesterday’s meeting included work on the Trail Stewardship Act, timber sales, North Fork river access and improvements, planned burns, and mountain biking.