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Forest Ranger Emergency Contact:

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Forest Rangers organize and conduct wildland search and rescue missions, prevent and suppress forest fires and act as stewards of public lands.

Central Office

John Solan, Director
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-2560
Phone: (518) 402-8839, Fax: (518) 402-8840

Central Office Forest Ranger Personnel
Name Section Telephone
Captain David Cornell Professional Standards and Law Enforcement Chief 518-402-8832
Captain Kenneth Gierloff Administration/Finance Chief 518-402-8838
Captain William Giraud Training Officer 315-298-8271
Captain David Kallen Emergency Management 518-408-0045
Captain Christine Nelson Law Enforcement/Dispatch 518-402-8833
Lt. Joseph LaPierre Training Lieutenant 518-354-3855
Lt. Joseph Hess Quartermaster 518-402-8836
Lt. Kevin Slade Fire Program Specialist 518-402-8824

Region 1

Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Captain Timothy Byrnes, Regional Forest Ranger
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, New York 11790
Phone: (631) 444-0291, Fax: (631) 444-0401

Region 1 Forest Rangers
Name County Telephone
John Gagne Suffolk 631-381-5817
Bryan Gallagher Suffolk 347-582-1070
Scott Hicks Suffolk 631-786-6681
John Scott Suffolk 631-786-6156

Region 2

Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York, Queens, and Richmond (Staten Island) Counties

Captain Timothy Byrnes, Regional Forest Ranger
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Phone: 631-444-0291, Fax: 631-444-0401

Region 2 Forest Ranger
Name County Telephone
TBD Richmond

Region 3

Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties

Captain Gregory Tyrrell, Regional Forest Ranger
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696
Phone: (845) 256-3025, Fax: (845) 255-4659

Region 3 Forest Rangers - Zone A
Name County Telephone
Lt. Robert Morse
Zone Supervisor
Sullivan & Ulster 845-256-3833
Cell: 845-428-6630
Mark Brand Ulster Cell: 845-303-3284
John Franceschina Ulster Cell: 347-609-5262
Howard Kreft Ulster 845-985-2022
Cell: 845-240-6790
Russell Martin Ulster 845-303-3128
John Rusher IV Ulster 845-332-5253
Robert Stratton Sullivan 845-240-6761
Region 3 Forest Rangers - Zone B
Name County Telephone
Yuko Ashida
Zone Supervisor
Dutchess, Orange,
Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, & Westchester
845-256-3024
Cell: 845-219-9119
Anastasia Allwine Sullivan 845-372-3725
Griggsby Cowart Dutchess & Putnam 845-372-3543
Richard Franke Sullivan 845-423-1994
Daniel Jahn Orange 845-372-3365
Philip Parlier Orange 845-489-7908
Joseph Pries Dutchess & Putnam 845-332-2783
Cameron Sweeney Dutchess 845-372-3154

Region 4

Albany, Columbia, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Delaware, Otsego, Schenectady, and Schoharie Counties

Captain Adam Pickett, Regional Forest Ranger
1130 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY 12306-2014
Phone: (518) 357-2161, Fax: (518) 357-2291

Region 4 Forest Rangers - Zone A
Name County Telephone
Lt. David Pachan
Zone Supervisor
Albany, Columbia,
Greene, Schenectady
& Rensselaer
518-357-2193;
Cell: 518-281-1508
Robert Dawson Greene 518-935-3735
Katherine Fox Greene 518-225-3050
John Gullen Columbia 518-242-0601
Tyler Mitchell Albany and Schenectady 518-257-9867
Steven Jackson Rensselaer 518-257-0874
Region 4 Forest Rangers - Zone B
Name County Telephone
Lt. Jeffrey Breigle,
Zone Supervisor
Delaware, Montgomery,
Otsego & Schoharie
607-652-5063;
Cell: 518-653-8066
Joseph Bink Delaware 607-643-9404
Stephen Ellis Delaware 607-201-8797
Jason Seeley Delaware 607-437-5863
Jacob Skudlarek Schoharie and Montgomery 607-201-9674
Erin Petit Otsego 315-778-4107

Region 5 North

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties

Captain Christopher Kostoss, Regional Forest Ranger
P.O. Box 296
1115 State Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296
Phone: (518) 897-1303, Fax: (518) 897-1331

Region 5 Forest Rangers - Zone A
Name County Telephone
Lt. Megan LaPierre,
Zone Supervisor
Clinton, Essex, Franklin & Hamilton 518-891-2437,
Cell: 518-354-9965
Jeffrey Balerno Essex & Franklin 518-891-0477
Chris DiCintio Hamilton 518-828-0236
Melissa Milano Hamilton 518-312-3982
Hannah O'Connor Essex & Franklin 518-414-4605
Robert Praczkajlo Essex & Franklin 518-335-3175
David Russell Clinton & Franklin 518-483-2836,
Cell: 518-335-3914
Region 5 Forest Rangers - Zone B
Name County Telephone
Lt. Brian Dubay,
Zone Supervisor
Clinton & Essex 518-897-1303,
Cell: 518-524-0633
Corenne Black Essex 518-946-2839,
Cell: 315-212-9440
Sarah Bode Essex 518-335-5405
Jared Booth Clinton 518-562-7870
Cell: 518-265-4869
Glen Bronson Clinton 518-643-7022,
Cell: 518-335-5499
Jamison Martin Essex 518-532-9222,
Cell: 518-419-9825
Scott Sabo, Jr. Essex 518-354-0823

Region 5 Forest Rangers - Zone C

Name County Telephone
Lt. Kevin Burns,
Zone Supervisor
Essex &Franklin Cell: 518-891-3928
Jenna Curcio Essex & Franklin 315-778-1335
Peter Evans Essex & Franklin 315-705-3001
Andrew Lewis Essex & Franklin 518-332-6035
Robbi Mecus Essex & Franklin 518-524-6622

Region 5 South

Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties

Captain Jaime Laczko, Regional Forest Ranger
232 Golf Course Rd.
Warrensburg, NY 12885-0220
Phone: (518) 623-1200, Fax: (518) 623-3603

Region 5 Forest Rangers - Zone D
Name County Telephone
Lt. Ian Kerr,
Zone Supervisor
Hamilton 518-863-4545, ext.3011
Cell: 518-775-8357
Bruce Lomnitzer Hamilton 518-648-5246,
Cell: 518-335-3839
Gary Miller Hamilton 315-825-1705
David Nally Hamilton 518-424-7805
Jason Scott Hamilton 518-352-7676,
Cell: 518-335-3588
Jenifer Temple Hamilton 315-261-2908
Michael Thompson Hamilton 518-883-2978,
Cell: 518-775-3155
Region 5 Forest Rangers - Zone E
Name County Telephone
Lt. Sarah Geesler,
Zone Supervisor
Essex & Warren 518-623-1300
Marie Arnold Essex 518-222-1980
Evan Donegan Warren 518-656-9086,
Cell: 518-335-5887
Charles Kabrehl Warren 518-494-3375,
Cell: 518-335-3085
Arthur Perryman Warren 518-335-3252
Logan Quinn Essex 518-321-3655
Matthew Savarie Warren 518-390-7908
Region 5 Forest Rangers - Zone F
Name County Telephone
Lt. Nancy Ganswindt,
Zone Supervisor
Fulton, Saratoga & Washington 518-623-1300,
Cell: 518-488-9101
Callee Baker Saratoga 518-339-4209
Brandon Poulton Washington 518-407-7806
Mark St. Claire Washington 518-335-3681

Region 6

Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, and St. Lawrence Counties

Captain Drew Cavanagh, Regional Forest Ranger
317 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 785-2558, Fax: (315) 785-2242

Region 6 Forest Rangers - Zone A
Name County Telephone
Lt. Jay Terry
Zone Supervisor
St. Lawrence 315-265-3090
Adam Baldwin St. Lawrence 315-679-2553
Will Benzel St. Lawrence 315-848-3710,
Cell: 315-566-9285
Joshua Hogan St. Lawrence 315-212-9745
Peter Morehouse St. Lawrence 315-261-2521
Nathan Shea St. Lawrence 315-212-3959
Region 6 Forest Rangers - Zone B
Name County Telephone
Lt. Joel Nowalk
Zone Supervisor
Jefferson, Herkimer & Lewis 315-376-0179
Martin Candee Jefferson & Lewis 315-542-4684
Luke Evans Herkimer & Lewis 315-376-8030,
Cell: 315-235-5179
Lincoln Hanno Herkimer & Lewis 315-240-9436
Patrick Lee Herkimer & Lewis 315-240-9413
Jennifer Snyder Jefferson & Lewis 315-489-6377
Howard Thomes Jefferson & Lewis 315-741-0279
Region 6 Forest Rangers - Zone C
Name County Telephone
Lt. Gregory Hoag
Zone Supervisor
Herkimer & Oneida 315-866-6330,
Cell: 315-566-9400
Aimee Bills Herkimer & Oneida 315-292-0807
Dylan McCartney Herkimer & Oneida 315-240-9468
Robert Piersma Herkimer & Oneida 315-895-7023

Region 7

Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties

Captain James McPherson, Regional Forest Ranger
2715 State Highway 80
Sherburne, NY 13460
Phone: (607) 674-4017 x639, Fax: (607) 674-9034

Region 7 Forest Rangers
Name County Telephone
Lt. Scott Jackson
Zone Supervisor
All Counties 607-753-3095 x223,
Cell: 315-625-7261
Michael Burkholder Chenango 607-373-1013
Michael Chappell Onondaga & Cayuga Counties 315-382-1159
Jacob Murphy Oswego 315-466-1223
Chester Lunt III Cayuga, Cortland & Onondaga 315-256-8893
Jeremy Oldroyd Broome & Chenango 607-648-6247
Joan Oldroyd Broome, Tioga & Tompkins 607-798-1797
Alexander Virkler Madison 315-256-3801

Region 8

Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates Counties

Captain Robert Rogers, Regional Forest Ranger
6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd.
Avon, NY 14414

Phone: (585) 226-2466, Fax: (585) 226-9485

Region 8 Forest Rangers
Name County Telephone
Lt. Ryan Wickens,
Zone Supervisor
All Counties 607-622-8287;
Cell: 315-956-9789
Timothy Carpenter Steuben 607-664-1021
Daniel Cordell Genesee, Livingston,
Monroe (Town of
Rush only), and Orleans
585-768-8309
Patrick Dormer Ontario & Yates 585-905-7898
William Roberts Schuyler, Chemung, and Seneca 315-679-3208
Anne Staples Steuben 607-331-7941

Region 9

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming Counties

Captain Shawn Plaisted, Regional Forest Ranger
182 East Union, Suite 3
Allegany, New York 14706-1328
Phone: (716) 379-6362, Fax: (716) 372-2113

Region 9 Forest Rangers
Name County Telephone
Lt. M. Tim Flanagan
Zone Supervisor
All Counties 716-372-0645
Matthew Hettenbaugh Allegany 585-278-7777
John Kennedy Erie, Niagara & Wyoming 716-250-8051
Wayne Krulish Cattaraugus 716-771-7156
Zachary Robitaille Chautauqua 716-397-4669
Nathan Sprague Cattaraugus 716-467-1113
Justin Thaine Allegany 585-415-1521
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