CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
JUNE 10, 2010
Pederson retires from the
Darcy's 32 year career with
the Forest Service began in 1974 on Wallow Mountain Lookout on the Canyon Ranger
In 1980, Darcy was hired as a
Forester Trainee, in what was then called the Student Co-op program, and she
studied and worked in fire and fuels management until she graduated with a
degree in Forest Resource Management from the
Upon graduation from the
Darcy transferred to the Kootenai NF in 1989, where she served for a short time as the Forest National Environmental Policy Act and Appeals Coordinator. In 1990, Darcy entered the line officer ranks as District Ranger for the Libby Ranger District. 1994 found her transferring to the Clearwater Ranger District, Nez Perce National Forest, where she has served as District Ranger ever since.
For the past two and a half years, an additional Acting District Ranger assignment on the Salmon River Ranger District has kept her very busy. From 2003 through 2009, she also served as the Forest Timber Staff Officer.
Darcy has continued to stay
active in her community, with past service on local economic development
committees, the Grangeville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the
Grangeville Boosters, and local 4H groups and activities. She is emotionally
attached to north central
She and her husband Ray plan to remain in the Grangeville area.