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Sep. 24, 2020
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Corps’ Resource Manager Baggett moves to the US Forest Service

By Pamela A. Keene
At the end of February, Corps of Engineers Lake Lanier Natural Resource Manager Nick Baggett is headed to the US Forest Service. Baggett will serve as Natural Resource Manager at the Gainesville office for the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests.
“This will be a new adventure for me, because I started my career at Lake Lanier in 1991 as a park ranger and stayed here for 10 years the first time,” Baggett said. “I’ve always worked with the Corps in the Southeast, so moving into the US Forest Service will be another chapter in my life.” 
Baggett, a native of the Alabama Gulf Coast, graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in parks and recreation administration. He also worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Southern Alabama in Mobile, studying recreation resource management.
Right out of college, he was hired as a park ranger at Lanier where he served for 10 years, working in both shoreline management and park operations. From 2001 to 2005, he served in the South Atlantic Division offices in Atlanta as a project manager for the Regulatory Division of the Savannah District.
His career took him to Columbus, Mississippi, for a two-year position as project manager for the Mobile District Regulatory Division, overseeing parts of North Alabama and North Mississippi. “In my next job as natural resource manager at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, I didn’t even change buildings, even though the geographic area I covered changed.” In those jobs, Baggett worked on projects involving impacts to wetlands and streams. He oversaw programs managed by park rangers and biologists daily.
By 2009, he returned to Lake Lanier, this time as natural resource manager, where he has served over the past 10 years. “In all, I’ve spent 28-and-a-half years of my career with the Corps of Engineers,” he said. “Lake Lanier has been a big part of my life and always will be. I have enjoyed seeing how Lake Lanier’s constituents all work together to accomplish so much. I hate to leave my team and Lake Lanier, but I am looking forward to the next chapter.”

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