News Release Date: November 6, 2019
Contact: Tina Boehle, 208.387.5875
Candice Stevenson, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) refuge manager in Florida has been named as the new fire communication and education specialist for the National Park Service (NPS) Division of Fire and Aviation. Tina Boehle, who formerly held the position, became the division’s branch chief for communication and education in 2016.
Candice has 15 years of experience with the USFWS. She grew up in Forest, Mississippi and attended Mississippi State University. While completing her Master’s Degree, she worked concurrently with Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). She has served as refuge manager for Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in central Florida for the past five years.
While working in Florida, she developed a passion for wildland fire management and providing information to the public to promote advocacy for wildland fire management activities. She became a wildland firefighter in 2011 and a public information officer (PIO) in 2013. She currently serves as the USFWS representative and deputy chairperson on the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) PIO Subcommittee (PIOSC). The PIOSC provides national leadership in all areas of wildland fire public information management.
“I’m looking forward to Candice joining the NPS fire and aviation communication and education program. She’s a proven leader, and her expertise will strengthen our internal and external outreach for NPS aviation, structural fire, and wildland fire, as well as interagency wildland fire management,” said branch chief, Tina Boehle.
Candice and her husband Stacy have two girls, Cheyenne (18) and Layla (10). They enjoy kayaking, fishing, and hiking, in addition to her main hobby of painting. She and her family look forward to moving to a new part of the country and plan to take advantage of the cultural and recreational activities near Boise.
Candice will begin her new position in early December and move to Boise in January 2020. Her position will be located at the National Interagency Fire Center, which serves as headquarters for the National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation and other interagency wildland fire management partnering agencies.
Last updated: November 6, 2019