A 14-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service will be the new supervisor of the Uinta National Forest.

Peter W. Karp replaces Don Nebeker, who retired last month. Karp is currently a staff assistant in the Forest Service's program development and budget office in Washington, D.C. He will begin work June 30."My family and I are very excited about coming to the Provo area and the Uinta National Forest," Karp said. "We have passed through the area several times while on vacation and have stayed overnight in Provo.

"We remember the spectacular mountain scenery, clean living environment and Brigham Young University. We are looking forward to knowing the people that live in this beautiful area and becoming a part of the community."

Karp and his wife, Sherry, have one daughter, Jennifer, 13. Karp has degrees in wildlife biology and range management from Humboldt State University. He worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a range conservationist from 1976 to 1977, when he went to work for the Forest Service.

After working in the Coronado National Forest from 1977 to 1984, he served as district ranger in the Santa Fe National Forest from 1984 to 1988.

Karp said he is "pleased to be a part of a region that considers the customer No. 1."

"The Intermountain Region of the Forest Service has a reputation for total quality management," he said.