The Inyo National Forest has selected John F. “Pancho” Smith as the Acting Forest Supervisor. Pancho comes to the Inyo from the Los Padres National Forest where he is the District Ranger for the Santa Barbara and Ojai Ranger Districts.
Pancho will be here for the next four months. The Forest Supervisor position on the Inyo National Forest is currently being advertised and will be filled permanently within the next several months.
“I am thrilled to be here in Bishop, working with the great employees of the Inyo National Forest and the communities within and adjacent to the forest.” Pancho said. “Please reach out to me at any time and I will try to answer your questions or get your pointed in the right direction”.
FIRST QUESTION FROM LOCAL SIERRA WAVE MEDIA: Where’s your Smokey Bear hat?!
Please let me know if there is any work I can assist with! I would love to work for the Forest Service! I just moved back to Bishop, after 13 years in Santa Barbara!