Pine River Area High School graduate reports for duty as newest Forest Service District Ranger

MANISTEE – Scott Peedle has reported for duty as the new Cadillac/Manistee District Ranger for the Huron-Manistee National Forests. From his office in Manistee, Peedle will oversee natural resources and administrative operations throughout the district.

A native of Michigan, Peedle graduated from Pine River Area High School in Le Roy in 1992. He then received a bachelor’s in surveying engineering from Ferris State University and went on to work for a private engineering consulting company. Peedle joined the USDA Forest Service in 2008 as a Transportation Engineer for the Huron-Manistee National Forests and became Forest Engineer in 2013.

According to Peedle, being an engineer, he has a good understanding of existing infrastructure and how to maintain it in a sustainable fashion. He also says his background gives him the ability to take a broad look at the forest landscape rather than focusing on one aspect.

“I believe my diverse professional background gives me a unique perspective and reduces bias toward any one program area,” said Peedle. “The Forest Service manages National Forest Lands for multiple resources, and they all need to be given equal consideration.”

Peedle has already served the forests in many leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the Acting Operations Staff Officer out of Cadillac. He has also served as the Acting District Ranger in Mio and the Acting District Ranger in Baldwin.

“Scott has a proven track record of leadership and a balanced understanding of the community and the forests,” said Forest Supervisor Leslie Auriemmo. “I am greatly looking forward to him being in the leadership role as Cadillac/Manistee District Ranger.”

As the new Cadillac/Manistee District Ranger, Peedle is most looking forward to engaging with partners and stakeholders and educating youth regarding the importance of conservation of our natural resources.


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