Barnes named as head forest ranger
MANCHESTER - Martina Barnes has reported to the Green Mountain National Forest to serve as the Manchester District Ranger. From her office in Manchester, Barnes will oversee the district’s natural resources, recreation, and administrative operations.
A graduate of Cornell University in New York, Barnes holds a bachelor’s in urban and regional studies and a master’s in regional planning. She has worked for the US Forest Service for nearly 20 years, having begun her career with the agency as a regional planner for the Northeastern Area. Since then, she served as a USFS liaison to the Utah Department of Natural Resources in Utah and most recently as a USFS legislative affairs specialist out of Washington, DC. Throughout her time with the agency, Barnes has held several short-term assignments as district ranger, including serving as the acting Manchester District Ranger in 2019.
Barnes is eager to collaborate with staff, the public, and partners on forest management practices. She is excited to work with staff across resource areas to implement some of the large landscape-scale projects, such as the Somerset Integrated Resource Project, and to share the Forest Service mission with the community.