Local Forest Service Programs Recognized at Regional Awards Ceremony

November 27, 2017

Employees from two programs on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests were presented with Regional Forester Honor Awards at an awards ceremony on November 15.

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and the Idaho Department of Lands received an Honor Award for furthering the Forest Service goal of “Excelling as a High–Performing Agency” with their collaborative Good Neighbor Authority program. Forest Service team members recognized with this award were Mike Ward, Mark Craig, and Scott Godfrey. From the Idaho Department of Lands, Dan Fabbi, Bob Helmer, Jim Elbin, Stephen Smith, Jon Songster, and Peg Policio were recognized.

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and Idaho Panhandle National Forests were awarded the Safety Excellence Honor Award for their Emergency and Medical Response Program. Team members included Zach Peterson, Brett Rogers, and Mark Decaria from the Nez Perce-Clearwater, as well as Cody Hobart and Mike Behrens from the Idaho Panhandle.

Award recipients and forest leadership traveled to Missoula, Montana to receive their awards at this year’s ceremony, held November 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The Regional Forester Honor Awards is an annual awards program which recognizes significant contributions to the agency’s mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Awards are presented in categories aligning with the four outcome–oriented goals in the Forest Service’s Strategic Plan. Additionally, awards are presented for volunteerism and service, as well as the Safety Excellence Award.

“I am extremely proud of the work accomplished by our employees, partners and volunteers across the Northern Region,” said Leanne Marten, Regional Forester, in a statement. “I am honored to recognize those who are contributing so much to the health and resiliency of our Forests and Grasslands and our communities.”

We congratulate our staff and partners for receiving this recognition, as well as all other Honor Award recipients! For a full list of awards recipients, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r1/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD563427.

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2017 Regional Forester Honor Award - GNA

2017 Regional Forester Honor Award - EMRP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Captions:

Above: Good Neighbor Authority program team members accepting their 2017 Regional Forester Honor Award for "Excelling as a High-Performing Agency." Award recipeints were joined by Forest Service leadership for the award presentation in Missoula, Montana on November 15. From left to right: Kurt Steele, Cheryl Probert, Mark Craig, Dan Fabbi, Mike Ward, Jon Songster, Scott Godfrey, Bob Helmer, Leanne Marten, David Schmid, Jane Darnell. Photo by Joni Packard, USFS

Below: Emergency Medical and Response Program team members accepting their 2017 Regional Forester Safety Excellence Honor Award. Award recipeints were joined by Forest Service leadership for the award presentation in Missoula, Montana on November 15. From left to right: Cheryl Probert, Kurt Steele, Mary Farnsworth, Mark Decaria, Brett Rogers, Zach Peterson, Mike Behrens, Cody Hobart, Leanne Marten, David Schmid, Jane Darnell. Photo by Joni Packard, USFS



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