US Forest Service Welcomes Martie Schramm
The Forest Service welcomed Martie Schramm in July as Snoqualmie Ranger District’s new ranger on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. She moved from Arizona, where she was district ranger on the Kaibab National Forest. Her office is in North Bend, Wash.
Schramm manages a wide and complex spectrum of resources on two major travel corridors, I-90 and State Route 410. The Snoqualmie Ranger District encompasses 102,000 acres of designated wilderness, five ski areas that receive more than 800,000 visits annually and 12 campgrounds serving stock, ORV and mountain bike user groups. Volunteers log 2,000-plus hours annually doing a variety of work, from removing invasive weeds to building and repairing trails.
“A key challenge facing us is the growing public demand for more access with an aging transportation and recreation infrastructure. Ranger Schramm’s positive and proactive approach to resource management will certainly help us address these issues,” said Jennifer Eberlien, forest supervisor for the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Schramm grew up in Michigan and Pennsylvania, earning a degree in forestry from Southern Illinois University and beginning her career with Forest Service in 1989. She has worked as a timber sale planner, recreation and wilderness program manager, deputy district ranger and district ranger.
She enjoys being outdoors hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and has a 12-year-old chocolate lab that is very happy to be around water again. “I am looking forward to meeting and working with folks on projects and issues on the Snoqualmie Ranger District,” said Schramm.