Chief Christiansen, Leslie Weldon share FS values, career experience at Women in Conservation seminar

WASHINGTON, DC—The Leadership of Women in Conservation Seminar brought together women who work in biodiversity conservation, forest management, protected area management, climate change and sustainable development of rural communities. The 10-day seminar focused on developing both technical and leadership skills. Participants spent time in Colorado at Rocky Mountain National Park and in Washington, D.C., meeting with influential women who work in natural resources management.

Innovative dispatch academy bears fruit

WASHINGTON, DC—Each year, hundreds of wildland fire dispatcher positions go unfilled due to the low number of trained, qualified applicants. So just 18 months ago, the Forest Service Job Corps and Rocky Mountain Coordination Center staff set their sights on training and qualifying a new generation of wildland fire dispatchers.