Dan B. Kincaid

Author and Forester, U.S. Forest Service (Retired)

About Dan

Dan Kincaid had a 31-year career with the U.S. Forest Service,  retiring in 2006 from his final position as Athens District Ranger for the Wayne National Forest (WNF) in Athens, Ohio. Earlier in his career while working at the WNF’s Marietta Unit, he coordinated the effort to supply the Christmas Tree for the U.S. Capitol in 1987. Kincaid also worked at other national forest locations during his career – in West Virginia, Ohio, Minnesota, Georgia, and North Carolina, as well as temporary details, training and various other assignments in Colorado, Kentucky, California, Indiana, Michigan, Washington, Montana, and Tennessee. He also spent several years with the Forest Service’s State & Private Forestry branch, working as federal liaison on cooperative projects with state forestry agencies in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. After federal retirement, Dan worked another six years for state forestry agencies in West Virginia and Ohio and two years as an independent contractor for the Wayne National Forest in Ohio. Earlier in his career he spent 2 ½ years in Wickliffe, Kentucky as Public Affairs Forester with Westvaco Corporation, a leading manufacturer of paper and paper products. Kincaid, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force,  received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resource Management from West Virginia University, a Masters degree in Forestry/Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Teaching Certification for Biology and General Science, Grades 7 – 12, from Marietta College in Ohio.

From 1978 to 1990 Kincaid wrote a weekly newspaper column about forestry and the Forest Service for various newspapers in Ohio and Georgia. In addition, for 5 ½ years (1985-90), he wrote a separate weekly hunting/fishing column for The Marietta Times daily newspaper in Ohio and served as a sportswriter/columnist for games, events and activities in a two-state, multi-county area. He has had over 1,000 columns and stories published under his by-line. Kincaid is the author of 11 books, all available on Amazon. Kincaid served as a Public Information Officer for both federal and state agencies, a Fire and Incident Information Officer, and gave numerous presentations to natural resource professionals on public relations and the media. He has written hundreds of news releases, ads, speeches, text for pamphlets/brochures, and other related items. Since 2014, Kincaid and his wife have lived in The Villages, Florida, where he enjoys playing softball, billiards, walking, writing, attending various club meetings and playing an occasional round of golf. Most of all, the Kincaid’s enjoy the warm winter temperatures with no snow.

Books

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

From 1985 to 1990 Dan Kincaid’s weekly column, "The Great Outdoors", appeared in The Marietta (OH) Times newspaper. It focused on hunting and fishing, but also covered various other topics of interest to those who loved the outdoors. Marietta bordered West Virginia, with the Ohio River separating the two states. Many readers lived in the Mountain State as well as Ohio. Thus, the columns covered issues and items from both areas. Come along and re-live those days and topics that were popular over 30 years ago.

Softball in The Villages® Community: 'Senior Softball Heaven'

Softball in The Villages® Community: 'Senior Softball Heaven'

The Villages® Community in Florida is well known throughout the country for its excellent senior softball programs, facilities, and opportunities. With nearly 3,000 current players, both men and women, participating on more than 200 various league and travel teams, this location has often been called 'Senior Softball Heaven.' This book gives a brief overview of Village softball for the newcomer, while also providing a glimpse into its 25-year history of phenomenal growth.

West Virginia Romances: Tales of Young Love in the Mountain State

West Virginia Romances: Tales of Young Love in the Mountain State

Tales of young love abound in this country. The stories in this book are set in West Virginia and are especially suited to the young reader - both girls and boys. And even to their parents, who very possibly fell in love in the Mountain State. These four romance stories are fictional, but very similar to situations that often occur. And, by the way parents, these stories are G-rated. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading these 'tales of young love in the Mountain State.'

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