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New Deputy District Ranger joins De Soto Ranger District

Chandra Roberts began her assignment on June 10 and helps oversee management of 382,000 acres of national forest land. (Photo source: U.S. Forest Service) Chandra Roberts began her assignment on June 10 and helps oversee management of 382,000 acres of national forest land. (Photo source: U.S. Forest Service)
WIGGINS, MS (WDAM) -

The National Forests in Mississippi has a new Deputy District Ranger on the De Soto Ranger District.

Chandra Roberts began her assignment on June 10 and helps oversee management of 382,000 acres of national forest land, according to a U.S. Forest Service news release. 

“I look forward to working on the De Soto Ranger District,” Roberts said in a statement. “The De Soto is a great forest with many wonderful opportunities to showcase our multi-use forest management mission. I’m honored to join the team.” 

Roberts is a forestry professional that previously served as Recreation Program Manager for the National Forests in Florida. She also served as the first National Environment Policy Act Planner and later as a Natural Resource Specialist while working on the Apalachicola National Forest in Crawfordville, Fla.

"We're pleased to have Chandra to join our leadership team," said National Forests in Mississippi Acting Forest Supervisor Carl Petrick in the release. "Chandra has a great deal of experience in planning and recreation management that will be very helpful in managing the De Soto Ranger District.” 

Roberts earned a bachelor's degree in Urban Forestry from Southern University. 

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