Updated Thu, Mar 6, 2014 10:47 am
Tony Scardina has been named the new forest supervisor for the Wayne National Forest. He replaces Anne Carey, who retired in January after more than 30 years with the U.S. Forest Service.
“I’m truly excited about getting to know the communities, ecosystems and employees of the Wayne National Forest. I plan to arrive in early May,” Scardina said in a news release from the Wayne.
He is currently the forest supervisor at Ottawa National Forest in Michigan.
Scardina began his Forest Service career as a presidential management fellow in 2004. During this time, he worked in the Forest Service’s Washington, D.C., budget office, as well as serving as the travel management coordinator on the Eldorado National Forest in California. He served as deputy district ranger in California in 2006, then transferred to the Forest Service’s Eastern Region to accept a position as district ranger at Bradford Ranger District of the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania.
He received his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in forest resources management, wildlife sciences and fisheries sciences, and his master’s degree from Virginia Tech in public administration and natural resource law and policy.
Until Scardina’s arrival, DeVela Clark will serve as the acting forest supervisor. Clark served as the Athens district ranger on the Wayne National Forest for several years, before being promoted to deputy forest supervisor at Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.