Mt. Hood National Forest names ranger for Hood River and Barlow Ranger Districts

Mt. Hood National Forest announced that Kameron Sam, Barlow District Ranger, will manage both the Barlow and the Hood River Ranger Districts, following the recent retirement of Janeen Tervo as Hood River District Ranger.  While the two districts will now share a leader, they will continue to operate separately out of Parkdale and Dufur.

The two districts already work closely together as an east zone of the forest in many forest program areas, including recreation, vegetation management, wildfire, natural resources, and range management.  This co-management will ensure steady continuity of operations, provide more funding to ground-level work, and strengthen relationships with our partners across the east side of the Mt. Hood National Forest.

“This management shift builds on the foundation of the already great work on the Hood River and Barlow Ranger Districts,” said Mt. Hood National Forest Supervisor Richard Periman.  “Kameron will continue to be a great asset to the forest and our communities during this unique time in our history.”

Kameron Sam has been Barlow District Ranger since 2013, although he has worked for the Forest Service since the mid-1990s.  Before coming to the Mt. Hood, Kameron served as Deputy District Ranger on the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois.  Previous to that, Kameron worked in range management in Idaho, New Mexico, and Nevada.

Kameron lives in The Dalles with his wife Lori and their two teenage sons.  He’s active as a youth sports coach and enjoys outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, softball, and horsemanship.  Kameron is an enrolled member of the Fort McDermitt Paiute/Shoshone Tribe in Nevada.