faces of the forest

Meet Lincoln Bramwell

Lincoln Bramwell was used to the life of a seasonal employee. After working for the U.S. Forest Service for nine seasons, he established a pattern that didn’t include the office life. Summers were spent in the field while he went to school during the rest of the year. His love for history and nature seemed far apart, but he found a way to put them together.

What path took you to Forest Service Historian?

Meet Bequi Livingston

When Bequi Livingston reported to her job as a firefighter more than 30 years ago on the Lincoln National Forest, she was greeted by a disappointed office manager. In the late 1970s, U.S. Forest Service applications for firefighters did not ask for one’s gender because it was assumed that only men would apply. So, Livingston was offered an office position, to which she adamantly replied: “No.

Meet Michael Keller

Michael is a research physical scientist with the Forest Service, but right now he’s working with International Programs on a project called, “Sustainable Landscapes” funded through the United States Agency for International Development. The Forest Service is looking at ways to minimize emissions of carbon dioxide from deforestation primarily in the tropics. About 18 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation and forest degradation sources.

Meet Annik Wolfe

Annik has volunteered for 25 years on various trail projects and different parts of the Forest Service. Annik joined Volunteers for Outdoors Washington, took a class on trail construction and maintenance, two years later became a trainer, developed a broader interest in trails and the rest is history. VOW partnered with many other organizations in Washington State where Annik was able to put her new found skills to work.