WENATCHEE — The U.S. Forest Service has selected a new supervisor for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Kristin Bail will begin her new job on Sept. 1, according to an Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest news release. Bail currently works in Washington D.C. as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plant acting director.

Bail replaces Mike Williams who retired as forest supervisor on May 17. Williams worked for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest for a little over four years.

Bail has worked in public land management for 34 years. She first joined the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon in 1984, according to the news release. She then graduated from Washington State University with a degree in geology.

She’s worked as a forest supervisor in North Carolina, a deputy forest supervisor for the Coconino National Forest in Arizona and a district ranger in Ochoco National Forest in Oregon, according to the news release.

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Tony Buhr has been a professional reporter for almost seven years. He worked for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin as a cops and courts reporter. The Ellensburg Daily Records as a cops and courts, breaking news, agriculture and water reporter.