Intermountain Trails: August 2014

August 2014                                                               Volume 3, Issue 6
USDA Forest Service -- Intermountain Region

Forest in Focus: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Forest Supervisor - Dave Whittekiend

Photo of Forest Supervisor Dave Whittikiend Forest Supervisor
Dave Whittikiend

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest was recently recognized as the National Volunteer Program Unit of the Year.  The forest hosted over 12,000 volunteers for a total of 83,196 hours of work.  This volunteer workforce accomplishes a wide variety of work on the ground, from naturalist walks to trail construction and maintenance.  Without this dedicated unpaid workforce, many of the services our public expects and enjoys would not exist.

This incredible volunteer program is made possible by the dedicated and passionate employees of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache.  Our volunteer coordinators are continuously making connections with people and projects.  It could be linking dedicated hunters to a guzzler installation or showing a prospective Eagle Scout a trailhead in need of improvement.  The UWC volunteer coordinators and the rest of the employees on the forest are always willing to figure out how to include volunteers in managing this incredible resource we call the uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

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