Tahoe Nat’l Forest hires new deputy supervisor | TheUnion.com

Tahoe Nat’l Forest hires new deputy supervisor

Eli Ilano has been named deputy forest supervisor on the Tahoe National Forest.

He will replace Judy Tartaglia, who retired from the position earlier this month. Ilano is currently the deputy forest supervisor of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit headquartered in South Lake Tahoe, a position he’s held since April 2007.

He will start his position with the Tahoe National Forest in December.

Previously, Ilano was the state planning and environmental coordinator with the Bureau of Land Management from 2004-07. He served as legislative fellow in the U.S. Senate for Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., for six months in 2004. He began his federal career as a planning/environmental specialist with the Bureau of Land Management from 2001-04.

Ilano earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1995, a master’s degree in environmental policy and landscape architecture in 2001, and a master’s degree in city and regional planning in 2001, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

“I am very pleased that Eli has accepted the deputy forest supervisor position,” said Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn. “He is very thoughtful and engaging, has a strong education background in environmental planning and economics as well as professional experience in land management with BLM, the Forest Service and the private sector.”

Ilano, his wife Eileen and their 4-year old son, Prince, will be moving to the area soon.

“I’m looking forward to working with the communities, employees and recreating public in and around the Tahoe National Forest as well as becoming familiar with the forest itself,” Ilano said.

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