Kathleen Atkinson, Regional Forester for the U.S. Forest Service’s Eastern Region, announces the selection of Anthony (Tony) Scardina as the new Forest Supervisor for the Wayne National Forest. Tony replaces Anne Carey, who retired in January after more than 30 years with the Forest Service.
“I’m truly excited about getting to know the communities, ecosystems, and employees of the Wayne National Forest. I plan to arrive in early May,” said Scardina.
He is currently the Forest Supervisor on the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan.
Tony began his Forest Service career as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2004. During this time, he worked in the Forest Service’s Washington, D.C., budget office, as well as serving as the Travel Management Coordinator on the Eldorado National Forest in California. He served as Deputy District Ranger in California in 2006, where he transferred to the Forest Service’s Eastern Region to accept a position as District Ranger on the Bradford Ranger District of the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in forest resources management, wildlife sciences, and fisheries sciences, and Master’s degree from Virginia Tech in public administration and natural resource law and policy.
Tony has a love of outdoor adventures and is an avid fisherman, hunter and skier. He will be joined by his wife Allison and plans to live in the Athens area. Until his arrival, DeVela Clark will serve as the acting Forest Supervisor. Clark served as the Athens District Ranger on the Wayne National Forest for several years, before being promoted to the Deputy Forest Supervisor position on the Monongahela National Forest in neighboring West Virginia.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne . Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter: @waynenationalfs .