Engineering and recreation innovations for public land agencies
Enterprise Technical Services is a Forest Service Enterprise Unit providing engineering
and related technical services to public land agencies throughout the United States and the world.
Recent Projects and News
Placer River Bridge Project recognized by the American Plywood Association
"In a setting as naturally picturesque as the remote Alaskan forest, it's only fitting that the structures built within it
be equally beautiful. With its graceful glulam beams and elegant symmetry, the Whistle Stop pedestrian bridge on
the Kenai Peninsula fits well with the wild river it crosses and the scenic glacier it leads to."
- American Plywood Association, March 2014
Capital Improvments on the
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
ETS staff members Frank Leoni, Karen Bower, Richard Mora, and Eleanor Oman
are currently on assignment in Las Vegas, NV working diligently on Spring Mountains
National Recreation Area (SMNRA) Capital Improvements Team. SMNRA Capital Improvements Team is in the process of reconstructing multiple recreation facilities as well as constructing a new visitor’s center. The projects are in various phases of implementation ranging from early contracting to open for business. This SMNRA team is being recognized for their continuing work to keep accessibility a top priority during all phases of project development, from conception and design through implementation.
I want to acknowledge Frank Leoni, the engineer on the project, for his outstanding efforts to make the reconstruction a reality - from NEPA, 30/50/90/100% design, valueanalysis,
contract advertisement, contract approval, coordination with AL&L, and COR to completion all in less than2 years
on an $8 million project; and for developing a partnership
with one of the local high schools in the woodworking class to refurbish some redwood so they can make benches for the Visitors Center!
Thank you, Frank! Way to go SMNRA and keep up the great work!
Bill Dunkelberger Forest Supervisor Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest