Sky Zaffarano's enthusiasm is exhibited in his voice as he talks about his new position as the off-highway vehicle recreation coordinator for the Redding Field Office. He has been with BLM for two months, but he comes with experience.
Before BLM, he worked in OHV management for the Mendocino National Forest. He started as a seasonal worker in 1999 while finishing college. He received his BS degree in Parks and Natural Resources Management from California State University-Chico in 2000 and was hired on full-time with the Forest Service. He transferred to BLM to be closer to family.
He was raised in Corning, California and has been an OHV enthusiasts most of his life. He discovered his career path while at Chico State and was able to combine his recreation background with his area of study.
Although new to BLM, he elaborates on his two priorities -- getting the road and trail designation process done for the French Gulch and Interlakes area and, developing an alternate access from the south to the Chappie-Shasta OHV area.
There is lots going on here, and I'm blending in," he says. "The inventories are about done. Now we are setting up meetings to work with the public on road designations."
Sky is living in Corning with his wife Jessica and 2-year old daughter, Kylee.