“Working in North Carolina has been an incredible experience,” Gee said. “I met and worked with a lot of wonderful people who care deeply about our national forests. While I look forward to my new position, it was hard to say goodbye. I’ll truly miss working with the national forests in North Carolina.”
Brandon Houck, a zone wildlife biologist on the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming, will temporarily fill Gee’s vacant position as acting district ranger beginning Jan. 8. Before working for the U.S. Forest Service, Houck served for 14 years as western director of conservation operations for the National Wild Turkey Federation.
The Forest Service is in the process of finding a permanent replacement for Gee.