New fire management officer takes over for Gunflint and Tofte Districts
There’s a new fire management officer taking the lead on the Gunflint and Tofte Ranger Districts for Superior National Forest.
The name of the new fire management officer is familiar to many WTIP listeners: Patrick Johnson.
Johnson previously served as the east zone fuels specialist for Superior National Forest. He has done numerous interviews on WTIP about fire and fire-related activity in and around the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Patrick Johnson takes over for Patty Johnson (no relation), who held the fire management position for many years. Patty Johnson, who was a regular guest on WTIP when the topic of wildfire came up, is taking another fire-management position in the Pacific Northwest for the federal government.
WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Patrick Johnson about his new role on Superior National Forest. Audio below.