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New deputy supervisor named for Angeles National Forest

Posted: April 3, 2013 6:22 p.m.
Updated: April 3, 2013 6:22 p.m.

ARCADIA, Calif.—Angeles National Forest welcomes Daniel A. Lovato as the new deputy forest supervisor, who will report for duty on Monday.

Lovato, a 23-year Forest Service veteran, arrives from his previous position as ranger of the Clear Creek  Ranger District in the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests, Colo. He has served there for 12 years.

As deputy supervisor he will share broad management duties with Tom Contreras, forest supervisor, over the Angeles, a 1,000-square-mile, high-use urban day forest.

“I am excited about the challenges that await me,” Lovato said. “The Angeles is probably one of the most complex forests in the country. Having the opportunity to serve there is an honor.”

Lovato began his career as a landscape architect with the Forest Service at the Rio Grande National Forest, Colo. He has served at the Pike, San Isabel and San Juan National Forests in Colorado and at the Regional Office prior to Arapaho & Roosevelt. His career positions include special project coordinator, recreation staff member, capitol city coordinator, and deputy district ranger. He has also served as acting deputy forest supervisor at Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri.

A native of Costilla, New Mexico, he has earned a bachelors’ degree in environmental design from University of Colorado-Boulder, and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from University of Colorado-Denver.

His family includes his wife Jamielyn, and two children, Matthew, studying business at Adams State University, Colo.; and Alycia, who recently earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, and works with abused and neglected children.

In his spare time, Lovato enjoys hiking, fishing, golf, basketball and bicycle riding.             

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