New chapter starts for Flathead National Forest Supervisor
January 18, 2024
The newly-hired Flathead National Forest Supervisor said he's always admired the natural beauty and extensive wilderness of western Montana. Now he gets to oversee three district rangers across northwestern Montana.
Anthony Botello has been working in the Forest Service for the last 35 years, starting as a wilderness ranger. He said he worked his way up from his field job to a program manager position and said he enjoyed leading folks in natural resource issues.
Since 2010, he has worked as a high-level supervisor, most recently as the deputy supervisor for the Wallowa-Whitman National For...