Victor Lyon has been selected as the district ranger for the American River Ranger District on the Tahoe National Forest. Lyon had been serving as the acting district ranger until recently and has held the position of district wildlife biologist in Foresthill since 2010.
Lyon began his federal civilian career in wildlife biology with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Merced County. He worked for the agency in various California locations and positions until joining the USDA Forest Service as a biological science technician on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in 2000, where he subsequently served in various biology-related positions. He left his LTBMU wildlife biologist position in 2010 to join the TNF.
Lyon has a degree in wildlife and fisheries biology from the University of California, Davis with an emphasis in conservation biology.
“Victor did an outstanding job ... this summer, ... including during the American Fire and its aftermath. I am very pleased that he will be serving in this capacity,” said Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn.
Lyon will report to his new position on Dec. 2 and replaces Chris Fischer, who became deputy director of State and Private Forestry in the Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Office, located in Vallejo. Temoc Rios has been acting district ranger since mid-October.