What Our Clients Say
What Our Clients are Saying About TEAMS Employees
I wanted to take an opportunity to provide some feedback regarding recent assistance from Dustin Walters. Dustin was assigned to our EA project on the Divide RD, Rio Grande National Forest. Specifically, I am addressing the soils analysis assistance Dustin provided for the Grayback-Pintada Range EA.
Dustin provided us with an excellent specialist report and added a great deal of expertise to the IDT. I met with Dustin and found him to professional, courteous and very personable. I was very glad to have his knowledge and insight from his field visit to our grazing allotments within the project. I asked Dustin for some recommendations from a soils/hydrology aspect and he was able to provide those in his report and were extremely helpful.
When Dustin had a draft to share I shared it with the Interdisciplinary team (IDT) here on the project. Everyone felt that this was a very well done, logical and professional report. The IDT reviewed his draft and made some minor suggestions for modification. I communicated with Dustin regarding possible edits and he responded very thoroughly, making all necessary corrections.
Throughout the process, Dustin always responded to me in a very timely manner and was always cooperative.
Lastly, we on the Rio Grande National Forest have been at a loss for a soil scientist so Dustin's help was much appreciated and there is a general sense of relief that we feel we have a strong, well organized report as a final product to add to our project record and EA. Guy Blackwolf, Rangeland Management Specialist, Rio Grande National Forest, January 2010
The Rat Creek EA Team on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest: “You folks are awesome!”. Russ Riebe, District Ranger
The West Stearns project on the Daniel Boone National Forest: one of our first Proects on the forest: “I would particularly like to thank Sue Wingate and the TEAMS group who did an outstanding job producing our first adaptive management prescribed fire EA on the Daniel Boone. This document will serve as a helpful template for future prescribed fire NEPA on the Forest!
This was our first experience working with the TEAMS Enterprise team. Thank you all for your Innovative Leadership in Natural Resource Management on the Daniel Boone National Forest! Ya Done Good!”. Nancy J Ross, Daniel Boone National Forest Acting Deputy Forest SupervisorThe Congressional Recreation Fee Demo Interagency Report: “I truly appreciate TEAMS's work on this project - that you were willing to pick it up at the last minute and that you showed such patience with our time-consuming interagency process. I can't say enough about how great it was to work with Jen. She showed amazing patience and grace under pressure and did an excellent job wrangling content out of the members of the interagency team. She stuck it out through a very frustrating editing process and kept her humor throughout the whole experience. Her product was truly superior to the sum of its parts. I hope we will be able to work together again in the future.” Katie Donahue, Washington Office Recreation Fee Demo Coordinator
The Touchet River Assessment in Washington State: "Anthony did an Outstanding Job in the field and in handling the report and LIDAR survey data for the fluvial geomorphic assessment. In each interaction that I had with Anthony he taught me something I did not know, was very pleasant, and demonstrated a great deal of respect for the needs of the project...He always responded to telephone or email inquires promptly, did a very nice job writing up sections of the report, and his handling of graphics and subsequent presentation by Brian Bair were excellent. His manner with local landowners/residents was very polite and informative...We feel he took the job very seriously and appreciated our need to be as efficient as possible with the resources we had available...We hope to have another project in the future where his skills might be utilized" Alex Amonette, Director, Spring Rise Restoration
Region 9 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had this to say about the Beaverslide Timber Sale and Fuel Treatment Project in Trinity County, CA. "We commended the Forest Service for revising the Final Environmental Impact Statement based on new information about the northern spotted owl territories, goshawk nests and archaeological sites. In addition to the clarifications provided in the response to comments, we thank the Forest Service for addressing some of the EPA's comments, including the requirement to prepare a smoke management plan and estimates for equipment-related air emissions." Tom Kelly, U.S. EPA Region 9, Environmental Review Office (CED-2).
Jenny [Fryxell] worked with the Petersburg Ranger District to complete hydrology-related work on North Kuiu Island near Petersburg, Alaska. The assignment was to conduct stream habitat surveys on designated reaches, summarize the data, compare results with Tongass Fish Habitat Standards, and write a report describing the work, the results, and recommendations for potential restoration projects supported by field verification and data. Jenny was professional from the start, helping me define the objectives and expectations, and working closely via phone calls and emails to ensure the final product met my expectations. It was clear Jenny was a hard worker from the progress she made between assignments involving GIS, background material, logistics, etc. She came to Alaska prepped and ready to work. She was diligent about collecting good data and completed all sites assigned within the time allotted.
Her final report was timely, well-written, and has already been used to develop out-year projects. Jenny completed the work under budget and kept me apprised of available funds for additional assignments if needed. I used the leftover funds to have Jenny complete a roads analysis on the same Island for an upcoming ATM – an added bonus. I was impressed enough with Jenny’s professionalism, work ethic, and quality of product to recommend her to another Tongass district needing assistance completing similar work.
I heard from this district’s staff officer at a recent budget meeting, who expressed her pleasure about Jenny and the work she received. The word is out among the aquatics group on the Tongass that if you want work done and done well, call Jenny. I was grateful for her help, and will not hesitate to enlist her again should the need arise. Feel free to contact me if there are additional questions or more details are needed. Heath Whitacre, Hydrologist, Petersburg Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, September 2009.