Ex-Laxalt official named state forester

CARSON CITY - Steve Robinson, who worked for the state during the administration of Gov. Paul Laxalt and later for the federal government, has been named state forester to succeed Roy Trenoweth.

Robinson will take over the $75,000-a-year job Jan. 2 from Trenoweth, who's retiring. The division is responsible for overseeing fire prevention and fire control on state and privately owned lands.

The appointment was announced Wednesday by Mike Turnipseed, director of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Robinson has been executive director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Washington, D.C. He previously worked for the Department of Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington.

While in Nevada, Robinson worked for the state energy, prison, and natural resources departments.

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