Eli Ilano has been the forest supervisor for the Tahoe National Forest since 2016. Prior, he worked as the deputy forest supervisor for both the Tahoe National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in South Lake Tahoe. Eli brings years of natural resource and public land management experience to the field, not only from his current position, but also from working for the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Senate and for the nonprofit sector in communities around the country. 


Eli earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1995, and his master’s degrees in environmental policy and landscape architecture, and city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001.