Cheer your Peers – Past, Present, and Future

Last week Chippewa National Forest employees took some time out of their busy schedules to celebrate a very productive and successful year (FY 19). This year the Forest leadership Team (FLT) decided to bring the celebration to each of the three districts, as well as the Supervisors Office. 

During the celebrations, leadership took the opportunity to recognize employees hard work and accomplishments that took place across the forest, honor those for their years of public service with Length of Service Awards, and look ahead with an informational presentation on the recently signed memorandum of understanding between the Forest and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

Forest Supervisor Darla Lentz talking with employees.Forest Supervisor Darla Lenz presented the year in review in a fun and interactive way, called “Chippewa by the Numbers”. Darla would share a figure with those in attendance who would then try to guess what that figure represented related to a forest accomplishment. One of the crowd favorites was, what does 52 represent? 52 is the number of quarts of walleye eggs that were collected in one day at little Cut Foot Sioux Lake in cooperation with Minnesota DNR.  

The get togethers were a great occasion for leadership to get out to each district and socialize with employees. It was also a chance to express appreciation for employee’s and how their efforts are what made 2019 a successful year on the Forest.