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FHP Aviation Safety Award

FHP commemorates and acknowledges the contributions made by Rod Whiteman, Dan Snider and Patrick Jessup by annually recognizing excellence in Forest Health Aviation activities.

These exceptional individuals have made significant contributions in 1) Promoting a positive aviation safety culture, 2) Forest health aviation activities directly benefiting the resource, and 3) Building efficiency and effectiveness among Federal and State partners in Forest Health Aviation Safety.

We sincerely thank you!

2013 Award
2013 Aviation Safety Award Joe Duda 2013 Aviation Safety Award for Joe Duda
2013 – Joe Duda, Deputy State Forester with the Colorado State Forest Service (Center); The award was presented by Jim Hubbard, Deputy Chief of State and Private Forestry (Right) with Jeff Mai, FHP Aviation Safety Manager (Left). Joe has been a strong supporter of cooperative efforts and the safe execution of Aerial Surveys for over a decade. He participates during key meetings and training, leads by example, engaging CSFS employees and even flying survey himself. Joe places safety as the highest priority and has contributed to developing a positive, effective and long-term cooperative partnership.
2011 Award
2012 Award
2011 Aviation Safety Award Ken Zogas 2012 Aviation Safety Award for Dan Zimmerman
2011 – Ken Zogas, Biological Science Technician and Aerial Surveyor with the Alaska Region; Ken has over 30 years flying aerial survey in Alaska and has a wealth of information he shares with cooperators. Alaska presents some of the most difficult conditions in the country and Ken has a reputation for always placing safety above production. 2012 – Dan Zimmerman, Northeastern Area Aviation Officer; presented in absentia during the Forest Health Monitoring Meeting in Tucson, Northeastern Area S&PF Assistant Director Mark Buccowich accepting the award from FHP Deputy Director Anne Hoover (also pictured is Jeff Mai, FHP Aerial Survey and Aviation Safety Manager).
National Gypsy Moth Management Board Awards
2013 Awards
2013 National Gypsy Moth Awards Ernest Dankwa 2013 National Gypsy Moth Awards Victor Mastro
2013 – Annual Gypsy Mother Review, Evanston, IL. Left: Ernest Dankwa of Valent Biosciences was recognized with the Leadership and Professional Service Contribution Award, assisting forest protection managers around the globe with biorational insecticides; accepting the award for Ernest is Jason Clark. Right: Victor Mastro of APHIS-PPQ was recognized with the Lifetime Contribution Award, developing the Sterile Insect Technique for gypsy moth eradication and for decades of regulatory, detection, survey and control accomplishments; accepting the award for Victor is David Lance. Presenting is Carl Harper, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture and Vice Chair for the National Gypsy Moth Management Board Executive Committee.
2012 Awards
2012 National Gypsy Moth Awards
2012 –Mike and Al Schiffer, During the Annual Gypsy Moth Review held in Portland OR, Matt Andresen recognizes Al and Mike with the Lifetime Contribution Award for technology development, outreach and coordination through groups such as National Agricultural Aviation Association and Aerial Application Safety Council and, especially, advances in safety and efficiency benefitting federal and state partners and all applicators involved with gypsy moth spray projects.
Workshops & Meeting Notices
Aerial Survey Working Group Meeting

 

January 22-23, 2014
Mountain View, CA
Announcement & Agenda

Send agenda items to Jeff Mai ASWG Chair

Jeff Mai
970-295-5878
jmai@fs.fed.us

 

Pinch-Hitter Flight Training

 

2013 Pacific Southwest Region
April 22, 2013
Contact Zachary Heath for more information
zheath@fs.fed.us
530-759-1751

Aviation
Safety Training

 

Aviation Safety for Gypsy Moth Program Managers:

  • August, 2014
  • Announcement & Registration Info. coming soon

Aviation Safety for Aerial Application Project Personnel:

  • December, 2014
  • Announcement & Registration Info. coming soon

Aerial Survey Aviation Safety & Management (AS2M) 2014:

CONTACT:
Jeff Mai
970-295-5878
jmai@fs.fed.us

 

Aerial Survey Pre-season Workshops

 

More Details

 

Aerial Application-Related Meetings and Conferences

 

Gypsy Moth Program Managers and Cooperators Meeting - August 5-9, 2013 Nashville, IN Draft Agenda & Announcement
(correction: Abe Martin Lodge reservations may be made by calling 1-812-988-6406)

Annual Gypsy Moth Review - November 5-7, 2013 Evanston, IL
More Info

DASM Program
Digital Aerial Sketchmapping (DASM)

 

http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/dasm

CONTACT:
Don Ewing

970-295-5844
deewing@fs.fed.us