New TNF Supervisor


Tom Quinn has retired and Eli Ilano has been named his replacement

Eli was deputy on the Lake Tahoe Basin from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, he became the deputy on the Tahoe National Forest. In January of 2016, he was named acting supervisor of the TNF. Just last month he was named the Supervisor for the TNF.

So, he has a lot of local knowledge. I’m hoping his close relationships with the LTBMU will bring in a new era of cooperation and communication between the TNF and the LTBMU that has not existed up to this point.


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NEVADA CITY, Calif. – Eli Ilano has been selected as the new Forest Supervisor on the Tahoe National Forest. He has been the Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Tahoe since 2010.

Ilano brings years of natural resource and public land management experience. Before coming to the Tahoe National Forest, he was Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in South Lake Tahoe. His past experience also includes working for the Bureau of Land Management, United States Senate, and non-profit sector, in communities around the country, focusing on natural resource issues.

Eli earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1995, and master’s degrees in Environmental Policy and Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning, from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001.

“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead a great team of passionate and dedicated Forest Service employees on such a beautiful forest,” said Ilano. “The Tahoe National Forest is many things to many people.”

Ilano has been the Acting Forest Supervisor for the Tahoe National Forest since January 3, 2016, when former Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn retired after 8 years with the Forest.

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