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9/3/2013 10:47:00 AM
Schramm leaves Williams Ranger District
Martie Schramm left her position as Williams District Ranger in mid July. Submitted photo
Martie Schramm left her position as Williams District Ranger in mid July. Submitted photo

Williams-Grand Canyon News


After serving as the Williams District Ranger for just shy of six years, Martie Schramm left the Kaibab National Forest in mid-July for a new assignment as district ranger for the Snoqualmie Ranger District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in North Bend, Wash.

During her time as Williams District Ranger, Schramm was the driving force in developing the proposal to improve the health and sustainability of forest conditions on and surrounding Bill Williams Mountain. The Forest Service published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in July 2012 that detailed the proposal to treat more than 15,000 acres with mechanical treatments and prescribed burning.

"Martie was passionate about reducing the risk of wildfire and improving forest health and watershed conditions on Bill Williams Mountain," said Kaibab National Forest Supervisor Mike Williams. "She believed fervently that it was her job to do everything she could to protect the Williams community and its watershed. We will continue her legacy by remaining focused on those important goals."

Also during her tenure, which began in August 2007, Schramm oversaw the treatment of 39,281 acres of forest through the management of lightning-caused fires that benefited natural resources. She supervised the treatment of tens of thousands of additional acres through prescribed burning, thinning and other forest health projects.

"Martie was an advocate for getting important work done on the ground," said Micah Grondin, timber staff officer for the Williams and Tusayan districts. "Despite facing difficult challenges and decisions, she promoted a positive and proactive approach to resource management, and she always made herself available to provide guidance, advice or even just friendly conversation."

Schramm will face plenty of new challenges in her role as Snoqualmie district ranger in North Bend, a town similar to Williams in size but very different in geography and climate - North Bend receives an average of 59 inches of precipitation per year with Williams receiving about 22. The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of the most visited forests in the country and is located east of Seattle on the west side of the Cascades between the Canadian border and Mt. Rainier National Park.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Article comment by: John Conner

The Forest Service sure likes to burn. Don't forget they almost burned Williams to the ground a few years ago. We need to keep an eye on their plans and they need to keep an eye on the wind conditions...



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