Houston’s district of the Mark Twain National Forest has a new ranger.
Kimberly Bittle is responsible for administering staff and natural resources on 207,000 acres of Mark Twain National Forest. Her district includes national forest land surrounding Fort Leonard Wood, near Houston and national forest land near Fulton.
She will be stationed in Houston.
Bittle comes to Missouri with 20 years of forestry experience. She was sivilculturist and forester in Arkansas and Mississippi and deputy district ranger in Crawfordville, Fla.
Her last assignment was as district ranger on Shoal Creek Ranger District, Talladega National Forest in Heflin, Ala.
A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, Bittle earned a bachelor of science degree in forest management in 1992. Bittle is a native of Clarendon, Texas. She is married to Wayne and has two children: Katlyn, 7, and Max, 5.