The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

New district ranger lands job she’s long wanted


May 10, 2016

NIkki Swanson

New Sweet Home District Ranger Nikki Swanson found her calling in a summer job.

Swanson, who, incidentally, has no known relationship with the writer, had graduated from the University of Oregon in 1992 after majoring in biology and minoring in English.

She traveled with a veterinarian to see if that was what she was interested in, then tutored summer school students to determine if teaching was for her. It wasn’t.

Then she got a job with the Ore- gon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“That was amazing,” she said last week of her first experience accompanying a fisheries biologist...

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