Veteran U.S. Forest Service employee Roy Bergstrom has been named the new ranger for the Wild Rivers Ranger District of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Veteran U.S. Forest Service employee Roy Bergstrom has been named the new ranger for the Wild Rivers Ranger District of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

He replaces district ranger Joel King, who retired earlier this year.

A graduate of Humboldt State University with a degree in forest management, Bergstrom began his career in 1979 on the Klamath National Forest. After a decade on that forest he moved to Lakeview, where he spent eight years as the assistant forest silviculturist and resources officer of the Lakeview Ranger District on the Fremont National Forest.

Following three years on the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming, where he worked on white bark pine and grizzly bear habitat restoration projects, he spent the past 10 years on the Six Rivers National Forest, primarily as the forest vegetation program manager.

He recently completed a six-month temporary assignment as a ranger on the Orleans and Ukonom Ranger Districts in the Six Rivers and Klamath National Forests.

He and his wife, Donna, have two adult sons, Adam and Jared.

"Both Donna and I loved Oregon when we lived here before, and I'm looking forward to getting my driftboat out and learning the local rivers," he said.