Jeff Rupert named Director of the Department of the Interior’s Office of Wildland Fire

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His appointment is effective February 4, 2018

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Jeff Rupert

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced the selection of Jeff Rupert to serve as Director of the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Office of Wildland Fire (OWF).  Mr. Rupert has been serving as the Acting Director since October 2017.

He has been with the Department of the Interior for over twenty years, beginning as a refuge biologist at the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, along the U.S/Mexico border.

Most recently, Mr. Rupert served as the Chief of the Division of Natural Resources and Conservation Planning for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), where he led a diverse program of work, which included FWS Fire Management located at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, and the Natural Resource Program Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

2 thoughts on “Jeff Rupert named Director of the Department of the Interior’s Office of Wildland Fire”

  1. Outstanding achievement award nice very welcoming and well deserved when you go out and put your life on the line here at home and ABROAD. I’M a VOLUNTEER and am very ambitious about THINGS I do in life advocating for ALL HUMANITY and of all other KINDS like this GENTLEMAN going out and helping others to better society and hopefully the ENTIRE PLANET where we should all be WAKING Up to.
    Congratulations , SINCERELY Robert

  2. Rupert never forgot the Wage Grades, from when he was an intern at Salt Plains NWR, to being project leader at Wichita Mts NWR. Great to see.

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