New ranger named for Caddo-Womble District


    forest serviceThe Ouachita National Forest welcomed a new Caddo-Womble District Ranger who began her duties June 1.
    Shalonda Guy, who served for two years as the District Ranger on the Coronado National Forest in Tucson, Ariz., took responsibility for more than 310,000 forest acres located in Garland, Hot Spring, Howard, Montgomery, Pike, and Polk Counties.
    “I am elated and honored to work with the communities in and around the Caddo-Womble Ranger District and for the District employees,” Guy said. “My desire is to strengthen community relationships, provide effective leadership, maintain open communication, and meet the resource needs on the District.”
    Guy, who has a law degree, began her career in the Forest Service in 1999 as a student trainee with the Ouachita National Forest. In 2009, she left the Forest Service to work as a prosecuting attorney with the Pennsylvania Department of State where she was responsible for prosecuting licensees who violated states laws and regulations. She returned to the Forest Service in 2011.
    Over her 12 years in the Forest Service, Guy has held positions as a soil scientist, natural resource planner, acting district ranger, and deputy district ranger.
    “I plan to continue the great community outreach and engagement set forth by my predecessors.” Guy said. “It is my goal to a have working relationship with community leaders where we can count on each other for partnership and collaboration opportunities. The Caddo-Womble Ranger District has always been an integral part of the communities it serves, and I intend to continue that relationship.”