Forest supervisor Sharon Heywood announced Monday that Priscila Franco has been named district ranger for the Shasta McCloud Management Unit on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
“Congratulations to Priscila.” said Heywood. “Her experience as deputy district ranger since 2003 will serve her well in meeting the challenges of her new position.”
Franco has worked a majority of her career in natural resources in a variety of positions for the Forest Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management.
Franco started her career with the Forest Service on the Wenatchee National Forest as a recreation technician. Her early experience included firefighting, trails crew work and timber cruising in Washington and California.
She previously worked on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in timber sale administration and on the Inyo, Klamath and Modoc National Forests in recreation and wilderness management.
“It’s an honor to be district ranger working with the employees on the Shasta-McCloud Management Unit,” said Franco. “We’ll be challenged to meet the needs of balancing the rich multiple resource values we have here. Together, I think we’re up to the task.”
Franco, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and raised in southern California, earned her Forestry degree from Northern Arizona University. She and her husband enjoy the beauty of the Mt. Shasta area while hiking, mountain biking and skiing.  They reside in Weed with their dog Jackson.