The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources selected Kacey KC as Nevada’s first female State Forester and Firewarden.
Director Bradley Crowell made the public announcement on Friday.
“I am proud to have Kacey take the helm at NDF as Nevada’s next State Forester,” he said. “Her proven leadership and strong background in forest management will help establish NDF as a premier natural resource management and wildfire agency.”
As state forester, KC will lead the Nevada Division of Forestry to manage and protect the state’s forest and rangelands, and safely respond to wildland fires.
Governor Brian Sandoval expressed his support for the appointment, quote: “Kacey’s skills and commitment to the enhancement, conservation, and protection of our forests and rangelands will serve Nevadans well.”
KC, a native of Gardnerville, first joined the NDF in 2002 and has served as state’s acting state forester in April 2017. She has more than 15 years of professional experience in the forest management and natural resources conservation, including her tenure as NDF Deputy Administrator and as Program Manager of Nevada’s Sagebrush Ecosystem Program.
After she graduated from the University of Montana in Forestry Resource and Conservation, KC served as community forester in Nepal as part of the Peace Corps.