The U.S. Forest Service announced that Cameron Rasor has been selected as the new permanent Ranger for the Pintler Ranger District on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Cameron has served as the Rangeland Management Specialist on the Pintler Ranger District since 2005, and recently has filled-in as the acting Ranger.
Born in Idaho, Cameron grew up in Kalispell, Montana. He studied range-livestock management at the University of Idaho, graduating in 1999. Cameron has worked for private timber industry, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, as well as the Bureau of Land Management.
“I’m excited to continue my career on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge working with a great staff, awesome community, and in a landscape often referred to as God’s country. I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to carry out our mission in a different role, build relationships with partners, and advocate for positive change.”
As District Ranger, Cameron will be responsible for all National Forest land within the 731,000-acre Pintler Ranger District. Cameron replaces former District Ranger Charlene Bucha, who remains in the area but is now working on projects for the U.S. Forest Service headquarters. Cameron praised the work of his predecessors, saying, “It is an honor to follow the rich tradition of Rangers that have served the community and the Pintler Ranger District before me, including Charlene Bucha, Bob Gilman, Tom Heintz, and Vic Standa.”
The Pintler Ranger District Office is located at 88 Business Loop in Philipsburg, Montana. The public is invited to contact the District with any questions or concerns at (406) 859-3211.