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The Salmon-Challis National Forest has recently selected Liz Townley as the new Middle Fork District Ranger. Townley has been working for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as an outdoor recreation planner for the past eight years, first in Ely, Nevada and currently in Salmon, Idaho. “Liz Townley will be a remarkable addition to the Middle Fork Ranger District,” said Chuck Mark, Salmon-Challis National Forest Supervisor. “She has an extensive recreation management and planning background, and I am confident that Liz will be a tremendous fit for the Middle Fork Ranger District and a great addition to the Salmon-Challis National Forest.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for me,” said Townley, “I am looking forward to working with a diverse staff, community members, and stakeholders to manage the Middle Fork District including the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.” Liz’s report date is November 3rd.

Townley grew up in Western Washington and graduated college with a Bachelor of Science degree from Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia in Recreation Ecology. She spent her summers during college as a raft guide in several states and continents. After college, she moved back out West to work for the BLM. Townley has two young children, and as such rarely has any spare time, but when she does she enjoys fishing, hiking, and boating. “Living and working in the Stanley, Challis, and Salmon region is a dream for me and my family,” said Townley who lives in Salmon with her husband Skeet and children Sophie and Jones.




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