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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Dave Rak retires after 45 years with Forest Service


January 4, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

After 45 years with the U.S. Forest Service, Dave Rak retired on Saturday. Rak moved to Alaska in 1977 after accepting a job as a soils scientist with the agency and has worked for the Forest Service ever since.

It's been 45 years since Dave Rak and his wife Paula came to Alaska. It's been 45 years since he accepted a job as a soils scientist with the U.S. Forest Service. And now, 45 years later, he's retiring.

Rak's last day as a full-time employee with the agency was Dec. 31. In that time, he's held a few different positions, worked with many different people and seen the Forest Service change in lots of different ways.

Fresh out of graduate school in 1977, Rak applied with the Forest Service to be a soils scientist at various locations across the U.S. One of which was in Elko, Nevada. Paula wasn...

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