Posted on June 14, 2022
| 5:18 p.m
Chris Stubbs has been selected as the new forest warden for Los Padres National Forest, forest service officials said. Stubbs succeeds Kevin Elliott, who retired in October after a 42-year career with the agency.
Stubbs is currently the assistant forest warden for Los Padres, a position he has held since 2019. Prior to that, he was Superintendent for the Monocacy National Battlefield, where he was responsible for all aspects of the administration and operations of the national park unit.
“I look forward to continuing to expand the relationships with partners that I began two and a half years ago,” said Stubbs. “I look forward to working with stakeholders who share our commitment to restoring and preserving our landscapes and delivering benefits and ecological services in a challenging, changing environment.”
During his 30 years of federal service, Stubbs has worked for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the US Forest Service.
A native of Virginia, Stubbs holds a Masters of Science in Forestry with a concentration in Outdoor Recreation Planning from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Foreign Policy from the University of Virginia.
Stubbs, who lives in Santa Barbara, will take up his new role on June 26.