June 21, 2009 8:55 AM
LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST A new Santa Barbara District Ranger will begin his new job August 3. Douglas Dodge will replace John Bridgewater, who has overseen the district since last year when Cindy Chojnacky left the position. Ranger Dodge is currently the Harlowton District Ranger of the Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana.
His various positions at the Bureau of Land Management have included assistant field manager, archaeologist and outdoor recreation planner. He has worked in federal service for 27 years and in the U.S. Forest Service for five.