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Ron Tew, acting supervisor of the Fishlake National Forest, is stepping down from his position and out of federal government service. He is retiring after working for the government for 30 years.

Tew has been in the military, worked in the National Park Service and the Forest Service and filled a foreign federal assignment. He was a ranger at Yellowstone National Park. During an assignment to Israel, he worked with the Jewish National Fund evaluating watershed conditions.Tew was assigned to the Fishlake National Forest in 1983 and was elevated to acting supervisor in March after former supervisor Ken Taylor retired.

After earning a bachelor's degree in agronomy at Brigham Young University, Tew obtained a master's in soil physics and a doctorate in plant nutrition and biochemistry from Utah State University. He said he plans to enroll again in college to prepare for a second career.