Lloyd McNeil A life in the forest caring for the land, serving the people

Lloyd McNeil A life in the forest caring for the land, serving the people

Lloyd McNeil rides near Lizard Head Pass with a summer storm on the way.
Lloyd McNeil at the Aspen Guard Station where he occasionally spent the night “to save the taxpayer money” rather than to return to his Mancos home and come back to work the next morning. McNeil died this spring at 76, after 37 years with the San Juan National Forest.
Trail crew boss Lloyd McNeil rides into West Fall Creek in 2009 to check on a Dolores Ranger District backcountry trail crew working in the Lizard Head Wilderness.
Lloyd McNeil packs materials into the backcountry the old-fashioned way, on his favorite Forest Service horse, Willie.
With chain saw in hand and in the perfect Forest Service uniform, Lloyd McNeil exemplified standards on the San Juan National Forest, but he had fun, too, with a variety of work crews.
The Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower, 14 miles from Mancos, is now available for public rental thanks to Lloyd McNeil who worked on the campaign to save the historic building.
Lloyd McNeil shows Hollis Hassenstein of Durango how to operate the firefinder in the Jersey Jim Lookout Tower. McNeil was instrumental in saving the historic fire tower from demolition and making it available for rental to the public.
Trail crew boss Lloyd McNeil and a Dolores District trail crew take a moment in 2002 to mimic the raising the flag on Iwo Jima during a project to erect boundary signs on the perimeter of the Lizard Head Wilderness.

Lloyd McNeil A life in the forest caring for the land, serving the people

Lloyd McNeil rides near Lizard Head Pass with a summer storm on the way.
Lloyd McNeil at the Aspen Guard Station where he occasionally spent the night “to save the taxpayer money” rather than to return to his Mancos home and come back to work the next morning. McNeil died this spring at 76, after 37 years with the San Juan National Forest.
Trail crew boss Lloyd McNeil rides into West Fall Creek in 2009 to check on a Dolores Ranger District backcountry trail crew working in the Lizard Head Wilderness.
Lloyd McNeil packs materials into the backcountry the old-fashioned way, on his favorite Forest Service horse, Willie.
With chain saw in hand and in the perfect Forest Service uniform, Lloyd McNeil exemplified standards on the San Juan National Forest, but he had fun, too, with a variety of work crews.
The Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower, 14 miles from Mancos, is now available for public rental thanks to Lloyd McNeil who worked on the campaign to save the historic building.
Lloyd McNeil shows Hollis Hassenstein of Durango how to operate the firefinder in the Jersey Jim Lookout Tower. McNeil was instrumental in saving the historic fire tower from demolition and making it available for rental to the public.
Trail crew boss Lloyd McNeil and a Dolores District trail crew take a moment in 2002 to mimic the raising the flag on Iwo Jima during a project to erect boundary signs on the perimeter of the Lizard Head Wilderness.
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