Norwood, Colorado, September 9, 2019 – The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests announce Sean Ferrell as the new Deputy Forest Supervisor on a 120-day temporary assignment.
Ferrell joins the GMUG from Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest in Penasco, New Mexico where he serves as the District Ranger.
Sean started his career in the Forest Service as a volunteer on the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, monitoring salmon returns. For the next 18 years, he worked on fish recovery on National Forests in Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. Ferrell also served as the Natural Resource Staff Officer and Forest Partnerships Program Manager on the Deschutes National Forest in Bend, Oregon, where he launched an award-winning Children’s Forest and Friends group.
“I’m excited for this opportunity to be part of a community that loves its public lands,” said Ferrell “the Western Slope is near and dear to me as a place that I connected with in my earlier life as a native of Colorado, and formed me as a public land steward. This is an extraordinary opportunity to give back to a place I love.”
Sean is a native of Colorado and is a graduate of Fort Lewis College. He currently resides in Talpa, New Mexico with his wife Anne and their daughter, along with three dogs, 13 chickens, 30 roller pigeons, and a lizard. In his spare time he enjoys spending time backpacking, hiking and being a part-time documentary film maker. Sean will begin his temporary assignment September 29.