Aaron Foster, Fremont County Weed & Pest’s new Supervisor. Photo provided.

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Fremont County Weed & Pest District has hired Wyoming-native Aaron Foster as the new Supervisor. He succeeds Lars Baker who retired in December 2013 after serving in the position for nearly 39 years.

District Chairman Sollie Cadman said Foster was chosen out of a dozen candidates. “He knows Lars, and he knows our program,” Cadman said.

Foster has served as Assistant Supervisor for Teton County Weed & Pest District since 2004. The Wheatland, Wyo., native received his Bachelor’s of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management from the University of Wyoming and Master’s of Science in Rangeland Ecosystem Science from Colorado State University.

He serves as Chair for the Wyoming Biological Control Committee and sits on the North American Invasive Species Management Association board of directors.

“Lars has built an exceptional program in Fremont County and has shown leadership within the Wyoming Weed & Pest Council. I look forward to working with the outstanding team at FCWP and continuing to building on its success,” Foster said in a news release.

Fremont County is the second largest county in Wyoming covering more than six million acres in the Wind River Drainage. Fremont County Weed & Pest District actively promotes land stewardship by improving the rangeland, cropland, and native habitat in Fremont County through the management of designated and declared noxious weeds & pests and invasive species.

Foster’s first day on the job will be Jan. 29.