She began her Forest Service career on the Plumas National Forest as a Zone Wildlife Biologist. She has also held the following positions: Threatened and Endangered Species Biologist, Sawtooth National Recreation Area; National Fire Plan Consultation Team Lead, Regions 1,4,6; Assistant Regional Program Manager for Threatened and Endangered Species, Region 4; Ecosystem Staff Officer, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest; and District Ranger, Beckwourth Ranger District, Plumas National Forest.
“We look forward to having Deb Bumpus lead the Lassen National Forest in collaboration with our partners, stakeholders and the local communities,” said Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service. “Improving forest conditions are top priorities for the Lassen National Forest and the entire USDA Forest Service. Deb’s commitment to these priorities will enrich the work on the Lassen National Forest and the benefits this work provide to the public and local communities.”
Deb also served as Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Plumas National Forest, Acting Forest Supervisor for the Gila National Forest, and Acting Executive Officer for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative in Northern Arizona. “I am truly excited about returning to the northern Sierras, an area I have spent much time. I am looking forward to engaging with our partners and working together to achieve the results we all want across the forest landscape,” said Deb Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, Lassen N.F.
Deb was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, where she attended Tennessee Tech University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management. She received her master’s degree in Forest Recreation Management from Utah State University. Deb was captain of her college’s nationally-ranked women’s basketball team and served as a college basketball and tennis coach. In her spare time, Deb enjoys fishing, golfing, hiking, and volunteering opportunities.
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