The Inyo National Forest welcomes Tammy Randall-Parker as the Forest Supervisor, who will start in her new position on April 30.
Randall-Parker has 27 years of experience with the U.S. Forest Service. Most recently, she has served as the Ouray District Ranger with the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests in Colorado.
Tammy has served the Forest Service in a variety of leadership positions as a District Ranger, Acting Forest Supervisor on the Prescott National Forest, and Acting Deputy Director for Renewable Resources in Denver.
Tammy has also served on the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team for six years and is currently the Liaison Officer.
“Tammy brings a wealth of collaborative and team building skills to the position, along with her passion for people, which will enable her to take advantage of the many opportunities and needs of the Inyo National Forest and the surrounding communities,” said Randy Moore, Regional Forester of the Pacific Southwest Region.
Tammy has facilitated collaborative approaches to forest, recreation, and range management. She has been the lead for the Uncompahgre Plateau Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project since 2009. She has brought together many agencies, stakeholders, environmental groups, and academia to advance efforts in forest restoration. She has been instrumental with the Public Lands Partnership fostering collaboration in the management of campgrounds, motorized recreation, public access, and wildlife habitat.
“I am honored to be selected for the position of Forest Supervisor on the Inyo National Forest,” said Randall-Parker. “I am excited about the future. I have heard wonderful things about the work we do on the Inyo, the people that work on the forest, and the passionate and involved communities we serve.”
Tammy and her husband Aaron are looking forward to their new adventure and frequenting the ski slopes at Mammoth. Grown children Owen and Megan will visit frequently as they are avid climbers.
“The most important part of the work we do is creating good working relationships to steward the land and with the communities we serve”, said Randall-Parker. My priority will be to enable our workforce to do their jobs well, take care of this beautiful forest, and deliver extraordinary service to the public.”
Tammy attended Northern Arizona University and has a BS in Wildlife Management, Biology