A fisheries biologist and former hunting guide is the new Dillon District Ranger for the U.S. Forest Service. Scot Shuler was most recently on the Gardiner Ranger District in the Gallatin National Forest.

A USFS news release quoted Shuler, "I'm looking forward to continuing to build relationships between the Ranger District, local community and many key interest groups who care about the management of their public lands."

Shuler is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in fisheries biology and he has a master's degree in stream fish ecology. He joined the Forest Service in 1991. He has worked on the Gallatin and Custer National Forests of Montana. In his spare time, he likes to explore the back country with his horses and mules.

Shuler will officially start his position Monday, April 8, in Dillon, MT. The Dillon Ranger District is part of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.