New Mexico Native Gets Top Job At Lincoln National Forest

Alamogordo – Lincoln National Forest's new supervisor says he's excited about returning to New Mexico.

Supervisor Robert Trujillo grew up in El Rito in northern New Mexico.

Now he's heading the Lincoln forest in southern New Mexico.

Before taking his new job, Trujillo was deputy forest supervisor in Region 5, which encompasses 1.9 million acres in the Modoc National Forest in California. He also served as acting Modoc forest supervisor last summer.

He has worked in five U.S. Forest Service regions as an environmental coordinator and wildlife biologist and as a research wildlife biologist with the Northern Research Station.

Trujillo holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of New Mexico and a master's and doctorate in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University.


Information from: Alamogordo Daily News,

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