The Six Rivers National Forest will receive a new forest supervisor soon.

Ted McArthur, currently the Salmon-Scott River District Ranger on the Klamath National Forest, will take over the Six Rivers forest supervisor position from Merv George Jr, according to a National Forest Service press release. McArthur will start his new position on Sept. 4, according to the release.

McArthur grew up with the Forest Service. His father worked for the Forest Service’s Intermountain Region and later Rocky Mountain Research Station, volunteering and working on a variety of different research projects in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and Nevada, according to the National Forest Service.

McArthur holds two degrees from Oregon State University including a bachelor’s degree in natural resources and a master’s degree in ecology. He started his U.S. Forest Service career as a rangeland management specialist on the Gila National Forest in New Mexico and the Malheur National Forest in Oregon. McArthur worked as a vegetation ecologist in the Forest Service’s Washington DC office before moving to Hawaii to work for the Natural REsources Conservation Service.

McArthur will bring his family to the Eureka area, according to the press release.

His predecessor, George, is now the forest supervisor for the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon, according to the press release.

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