TEAMS Enterprise Unit Employee Receives Tongass National Forest Award
Greg Robertson, TEAMS Enterprise Fisheries Biologist provided contract inspection as well as site design and construction expertise for the Kuiu Island Stream Restoration project.
Greg was a critical team member due to his expertise with in stream restoration projects, and was noted as a critical participant to the success of this project.
Greg's efforts allowed the Tongass National Forest to successfully implement a very complicated project and meet contractual obligations on time.
Camilo Arias, TEAMS Hydrologist was recently selected by the Forest Service International Programs office to provide technical assistance in the development of a watershed monitoring network in Southern Ecuador.
We collaborated with the national university and government representatives to outline plans for data collection, management, analysis, and dissemination.
A hydro-meteorological station network would provide the real-time data, long term data needed for paired watershed studies, and help parameterize hydrological models.
In many aspects, the international experience is similar to what TEAMS specialists do in the U.S., the difference is the landscape tropical setting, extensive land use, and the beautiful tropical flowers.
Recipient of the Enterprise Director's Award TEAMS Own Judy York
“Excellent service provider and ambassador for Enterprise. Very impressive!”
Most people throughout the Enterprise Program know or have heard of Judy York. They know she is smart and approachable, and that she will probably be able to help them with their document and Microsoft Word dilemmas.
Any enterprise unit that has to write a report, or somehow document their work, has only to go to the TEAMS’ SharePoint site under Planning and Writer/Editors to get all the information and tools that Judy has provided to create a professional and publishable document. Read more
Use TEAMS Enterprise Unit to fill in when you have a temporary need in your office!
Steve Kozlowski is currently helping the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District on the White River National Forest by serving as the District wildlife biologist for the next several weeks. Steve is working for the district through a work order that fits him to a tee. Steve’s reputation precedes him. As TEAMS received the request from the district, the district specifically asked for Steve. With a work order, you can specifically name request one of our employees to fill your need.
Recently Steve reported he was out and about on the district, talking with the public about all things wildlife.Of course, the gorgeous fall colors found in this picture perfect Forest were a bonus to this assignment.
Salmon Challis National Forest Thanks TEAMS for Help with Finishing a Record of Decision
"Kudos for Becky Riegle, Maple Taylor, Stephanie Valentine, Jenny Fryxell and Janell McCurdy! Thank you TEAMS for helping us meet this incredibly important due date!You folks rock."
Beaverhead-Deerlodge & Salmon-Challis National Forest
"I second that! Thanks TEAM's folks! We couldn't have done this without all of your help!!!"
Kimberly Delgado Nelson
Forest Staff Officer
Salmon-Challis National Forest
Kudos to the Shoshone Forest Plan Revision Team
The Washington Office Acting Director for Ecosystem Management Coordination recently complimented the Forest Supervisor for the completion of the land management plan revision for the Shoshone National Forest Plan. “ I understand the amount of dedicated effort and perseverance that is necessary to complete a plan revision. I know you and your staff have worked collaboratively throughout the process providing multiple forums for engagement with stakeholders interested in the management of the Shoshone, often under difficult conditions. I also commend your commitment to delivering a revised plan in the scheduled time frame. This effort is a significant accomplishment”.
TEAMS specialists played a major role in this effort! They all deserve to be proud of their efforts. This team worked diligently to prepare analysis and a great final product. A congratulatory shout out goes out to:
Lois Pfeffer - Co-IDTL with the Forest planner (Lois worked with the IDT on the FEIS efforts, the Forest planner worked with the Cooperators on the Plan and RO contacts)
Pat Goude, Maple Taylor – Writer editors
Vickey Eubank - pitched in early on with some project record reference indexing
Marynell Oechsner - retired TEAMS wildlife biologist and contactor, supported the effort with background species assessment work
TEAMS eMNEPA Group provided a useful comment database and public concern statements from approximately 23,480 responses (including approximately 22,400 form letters) received on the DEIS.
TEAMS offers certified timber sale expertise in all regions of the Forest Service and for other Government agencies.
Featuring Steve Collins (left) who recently completed SALHI (Sale Area Layout Harvesting Institute) training in Missoula Montana.
Congratulations to those TEAMS employees who helped write the environmental assessment (EA) for the Cathedral Rock Campground located in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area.
Brian Logan, Judy York, Larry Amell, Vince Archer, Blaze Baker, and Eric Moser were all instrumental in the success of the EA and the grand opening of this beautiful campground!