Marsh to retire, no replacement yet for NFS

The National Forest Service announced Tuesday, Jan. 17 that longtime District Ranger Charlie Marsh will be retiring from his position for Munising and Rapid River at the end of March 2023. The announcement was made by Forest Supervisor Mary Moore, inviting the public to join congratulating Marsh.

Moore also announced East Zone District Ranger Robert West will also be leaving his position.

“We want to thank Robert and Charlie for their years of service on the Hiawatha,” said Moore.

Marsh said that he is looking forward to the change of pace in retirement with his family.

During his time with the forest service, Marsh focused on development inside and outside the ranger o es.

“I’m proud of mentoring several employees in terms of internal activities. Externally, I’m really proud of the relationships with members of the community that we’ve been able to develop in the years since I’ve been here. Thank you for your cooperation and working with the forest service during my tenure here,” Marsh said.

No new district rangers have been hired since the announcement. Jon Gellings is currently serving as Acting District Ranger in St. Ignace.

“We’ll appoint interim District Rangers until permanent replacements are selected for the positions,” said Moore.

Marsh said he will not be involved in the replacement process.