Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | February 25, 2017

Meet Michelle!


It was such a pleasure to meet our new Patrol Officer for the Forest Service.  Michelle Bletcher stopped by so I could take her picture before taking off with Robert Carlyle of our Fire Safe Council. They went to a property with prospective buyers (now brand new owners!!!) to learn about preparing the land for building and grooming the land to hopefully save the trees and structures if there was a fire.  The buyers were very impressed with her knowledge and we are very glad to have Michelle on Palomar!

From: Michelle Bletcher

Palomar Mountain is one of my priority patrol area€™s so I will be up often. I come with a background in fire suppression, having worked on engines, helicopters, and hotshot crews. I am new to the District and to fire prevention and I am extremely happy to be here. I look forward to meeting and assisting with recommendations to make properties more fire safe and defensible in time of fire while serving the people of Palomar Mountain.

Thank you.

Michelle Bletcher
Patrol 32

Forest Service
Cleveland National Forest, Palomar Ranger District

p: 760-788-0250
c: 619-541-0984

1634 Black Canyon Rd.
Ramona Ca. 92065

Caring for the land and serving people




  1. Michelle will be a great at asset to the Palomar team! She really cares about the people and the land with up most respect!

    • We are certainly glad to have her on our little mountain!

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