For the past decade, Mickley was the special projects coordinator for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, working on issues along the Rocky Mountain Front Range in Colorado.

Veteran U.S. Forest Service employee Donna Mickley has been named the ranger for the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Mickley, who began her Forest Service career on the Gold Beach district in 1989, began her new job last week. She replaces Linda Duffy, who was named the forest's timber planning and minerals staff officer last August.

For the past decade, Mickley was the special projects coordinator for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, working on issues along the Rocky Mountain Front Range in Colorado.

Other positions she has held include forest budget coordinator, acting district ranger on the Clear Creek Ranger District and acting cooperative forestry program manager for the Rocky Mountain Regional Headquarters.

"I'm delighted to be returning to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest," she said. "I recognize the importance of natural resource management on the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District, and the challenge of balancing sustainability of the environment with the economic stability of our region. I look forward to continuing to work cooperatively with interested stakeholders like the Applegate Partnership and Ashland Forest Resiliency group, forging new partnerships, and doing my part to provide transparency in our processes."

A native of Ohio, she is a graduate of Southern Oregon University. She and her husband, Ming Chanaud, have two daughters, with the youngest still living at home.

The Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District was created in 2007 by the consolidation of the former Applegate Ranger District and western portion of the Ashland Ranger District. Its offices are located at 6941 Upper Applegate Road in the upper Applegate Valley and at 645 Washington St. in Ashland.