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New forest supervisor named

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WENATCHEE — Longtime U.S. Forest Service employee Mike Balboni will head the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest beginning in October, the agency announced Thursday.

Balboni is currently forest supervisor on the Kisatchie National Forest in Pineville, La. He will replace Supervisor Becki Heath, who was selected to become one of two deputy regional foresters at the region’s headquarters in Portland.

A news release quotes Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Kent Connaughton, who selected Balboni, saying, “Mike is a great fit for the Okanogan-Wenatchee…

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