After 32 years, forest supervisor to retire |

After 32 years, forest supervisor to retire

After a 32-year career with the U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest Deputy Supervisor Judie Tartaglia plans to retire Friday.

“Judie has been an advocate for employees. We will miss her commonsense approach, her vast knowledge of natural resource issues, her tremendous sense of humor and her passion for the national forests,” said Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn.

Tartaglia began her career with the Forest Service in 1978 on the Los Padres National Forest as a range technician and spent four years in range, fuels and biology.

She completed her Master of Science degree in biological sciences in 1979 from CalPoly, San Luis Obispo.

In 1982 she moved back to Northern California as the forest biologist on the Eldorado National Forest in Placerville. In 1987, she accepted the natural resource staff officer job on the Inyo National Forest in Bishop.

In 1992 she came to Tahoe as deputy forest supervisor. Since then, she has held temporary detail positions as forest supervisor for the Eldorado, Cleveland and Tahoe national forests.

“I have really enjoyed my career with the Forest Service, working throughout California’s ecosystems. Managing public lands is a rewarding experience,” Tartaglia said.

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