West Yellowstone, MT (September 20, 2022) … The Hebgen Lake Ranger District is pleased to announce that Wendi Urie will step in behind Jason Brey as Acting District Ranger beginning October 3, 2022. Jason will be heading north to the Kootenai National Forest as the Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor for a 3-to-4-month temporary assignment.
“I am excited for Jason to join the Kootenai National Forest team and bring additional leadership capacity,” said Chad Benson, Kootenai National Forest Supervisor. “The experience Jason brings will help the Forest move priority work forward while continuing to enhance community relationships and partnerships.”
Wendi is currently the Recreation Program Leader for the Bozeman Ranger District. “I began my career with the Forest Service as a hydrologic and GIS technician on the Bozeman Ranger District,” said Urie. “I have spent the last 20 years working in recreation on both the Yellowstone and Bozeman Ranger Districts where I have enjoyed working on a variety of recreation enhancement projects with amazing partners. As Acting District Ranger, I look forward to furthering numerous projects with partners including the Yellowstone Shortline Trail, Rendezvous Ski Trail planning, and work important to the community of West Yellowstone.”
“Wendi brings tremendous experience working with external partners and communities,” said Mary Erickson, Custer Gallatin Forest Supervisor. “I am pleased that she will be stepping in behind Jason and confident that she and the district team will continue to make progress on critical projects.”
The Hebgen Lake Ranger District encompasses the southwest portion of Custer Gallatin National Forest and stretches down the west boundary of Yellowstone National Park. Summer activities include OHV riding, hiking, trail running and mountain biking. Abundant snow in the winter season provides for excellent snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and backcountry skiing. Working with the City of West Yellowstone, the West Yellowstone Chamber, and the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation, the district offers abundant world-class cross-country skiing on more than 35 kilometers of beautifully groomed trails and 150+ miles of groomed snowmobile trails that wind through lodgepole pine and open meadows. If you are in the West Yellowstone area, please stop by the Hebgen Lake District Office at 330 Gallatin Roadto say hello.