Duane Resare, a Public Service staffer with the U.S. Forest Service announced Louis “Ted” Neff is the new deputy district ranger at the Manti-La Sal National Forest as of Monday, Feb. 3.
Neff is stationed in Monticello and comes to the Manti-La Sal from the Coconino National Forest where he was the archaeologist on the Red Rock Ranger District. He recently completed a deputy district ranger detail on the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest.
His federal service has included time on the Apache – Sitgreaves National Forest and at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, said Resare.
Prior to federal service, two stops in Neff’s career were at the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Navajo Nation Archaeology Department. During his time at Glen Canyon, the museum, and the Navajo Nation he had the opportunity to do some incredible archaeological projects in southeastern Utah and developed a real appreciation for the people and resources of the region.
“Ted enjoys riding motorcycles, playing handball, and hiking,” said Resare. He and his wife, Linda, look forward to moving to southeastern Utah.