Arturo Delgado, new San Jacinto District Ranger. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

Arturo Delgado has been selected as the new district ranger for the San Jacinto Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest and begins his new assignment Sunday, May 19. He is currently the forest biologist for the Angeles National Forest in Arcadia, Calif.

“We are delighted to welcome Arturo to the San Jacinto Ranger District,” said Forest Supervisor Jody Noiron in a press release. “His strong background in natural resource management makes him a good fit for the San Jacinto Ranger District and communities. I am pleased to welcome him to the forest.”

Delgado, 42, is a native Californian from Ukiah. He received both his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and a master’s degree in biological conservation from California State University, Sacramento.

Before joining the Forest Service, he worked in various roles for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for 13 years. Delgado began his Forest Service career in 2010 as the forest biologist with the Angeles National Forest. In 2012, he served as the acting resource and planning staff officer for the Angeles National Forest.

“I’m honored to be joining the dedicated team of professionals on the San Jacinto Ranger District,” Delgado said in the release. “The San Jacinto is a beautiful district with extraordinary natural resources and I look forward to working with the communities, partners, and the public we serve in the stewardship of those resources for enjoyment and use by today’s and future generations.”

Delgado succeeds former District Ranger Laurie Rosenthal who retired from the Forest Service in January.