By Andi Bourne

Focusing on community service and District crew building


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Adam Carr started as the Seeley Lake Ranger District Fire Management Officer June 20. He is learning quickly that his job includes managing the fire crew, facilities and fleet.

SEELEY LAKE – On June 20, Seeley Lake Ranger District Fire Management Officer Phil Shelmerdine officially handed off his duties to incoming FMO Adam Carr. While District Ranger Quinn Carver said, "Phil leaves some big shoes to fill," Carr is up to the task.

"I'm happy to be here. I still have a lot to learn," Carr said. "Phil has a lot of years under his belt in this community and has been through some pretty large events that were publicly and politically challenging."

Carr grew up in Libby, Montana. He started with the US Forest Service in 1992 at the Fernan Ranger Station on the Coeur...

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