The Lincoln National Forest is welcoming Forest Supervisor, Travis Moseley back to New Mexico. The selection process for a new Forest Supervisor spanned almost seven months, following Dr. Robert G. Trujillo’s departure last fall. This critical leadership role was filled intermittently by two acting Forest Supervisors during back-to-back, consecutive 120-day details. The formal announcement that Moseley had been selected as the Lincoln’s new Forest Supervisor was made on March 29th.
From January to March, 2013, Travis Moseley was in a temporary detail as the Acting Forest Supervisor on the Cibola National Forest. He is now officially transferring to New Mexico following his four-year tour as the Seward District Ranger on the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.
Travis’ line officer experience was gained primarily while working in Alaska and northern New Mexico’s Carson National Forest. Prior to becoming a ranger, Travis was a District Range and Watershed Staff Officer on El Rito Ranger District and Jemez Ranger District in northern New Mexico; a Range Conservationist on the Umatilla National Forest in Oregon; and Timber Sale Planner on the Umpqua National Forest in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Range/Forest Management from Colorado State University in 1989 and began his career with the Forest Service as a forester trainee in 1987.
Travis has a culturally diverse background, and having grown up in northern New Mexico— surrounded by a predominantly Spanish family, he has strong ties to the area that date back to the earliest DeVargas explorations of New Mexico. Travis is bilingual and understands and speaks Spanish fluently.
Travis and his wife, Paula, are thrilled to be relocating back “home” to New Mexico. “We treasure the experiences we had while living and working in other parts of the country, but it is New Mexico’s National Forests, its people, culture and traditions that deeply connect us to the land. These values have drawn us back home and we are so happy to be here. As the Forest Supervisor for the Lincoln National Forest, I look forward to a rewarding leadership role and fostering new and productive relationships with partners, communities and all entities that have interests in the management of the Lincoln National Forest” Moseley enthusiastically commented.