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Enterprise Program News Archive

  • Enterprising People Newsletter | Issue 69

    Enterprise Program Newsletter, June 2018

  • Enterprising People Newsletter | Issue 68

    Enterprise Program Newsletter, February 2018

  • Enterprising People Newsletter | Issue 67

    Enterprise Program Newsletter, December 2017

  • TPCM Team Honored at the Esri 2017 International Users Conference

    Enterprise TPCM team’s infographic entitled "Talking Points Collaborative Mapping - Esri Crowdsource Reporter / Manager" was honored by receiving third place in Esri’s Map Gallery submission in the Instructional Map category.

  • Pacific Southwest Regional Rangeland Vegetation Production and Performance Assessment

    The Pacific Southwest Region hired the Enterprise Program to design and test new spatial analysis tools that rangeland managers could use to identify potential resource concerns at the grazing allotment scale, based on bio-physical indicators.

  • Enterprise in Peru!

    Enterpriser Camilo Arias collaborated with colleagues from the Amazonian states of San Martin and Ucayali environmental agencies in Peru on designing and conducting a watershed condition assessment workshop.

  • One Enterprise Has Arrived

    Individual Enterprise units have been combined into a One Enterprise approach, improving overall effectiveness and efficiencies. While the names have changed, Enterprise remains dedicated to providing high quality services to clients in support of the Forest Service mission, now and in the years to come.

  • Bigcone Douglas-fir Mapping and Assessment Project

    The Enterprise Program (EP) recently collaborated with the Angeles National Forest (ANF) and California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to map and assess the status of bigcone Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga macrocarpa).

  • Director's Corner

    Hello from Charlene Bucha, Acting Deputy Director for the Enterprise Program.

  • Goodbye to Paul Claeyssens, HSG Executive Officer

    Goodbye to our retiring Executive Officer, Paul Claeyssens.

  • Beware: Ratification

    Some key information about ratification from Mike Johnson, AQM.

  • Congrats to Middle Leader Program Graduates, Jeff and Brad!

    Jeff and Brad recently celebrated their success and hard work as graduating the Forest Service Middle Leader Program.

  • National Heritage Leadership Team Meeting

    Enterprisers attended the National Heritage Leadership Team Meeting along with Forest Service regional archaeologists. It was a special meeting to discuss national heritage topics and honor the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

  • High Honors in Region 9

    TEAMS Archaeologist Amanda Campbell, along with Midewin National Tall Grass staff, are recipients of an Eastern Region Honor award for Forest Service Strategic Goal: Applying Knowledge Globally.

  • About FBAT

    The Fire Behavior Assessment Team (FBAT) is a unique rapid response fire crew that specializes in real-time monitoring of fire behavior on active fires.

  • Ouachita Fall Fun

    August Wright and crew (Candice Milner, Dan Slovak, Ed DeArce, and Ray Dryburgh) spent time on the Ouachita National Forest assisting the District crew with the completion of the Young Spring Timber Sale, a part of the District’s 2017 timber target.

  • Enterprise Employees Give Back to the Community

    Enterprisers gave back to the community by walking in the Relay for Life.

  • New Landfire Data Guide

    Don Helmbrecht, TEAMS Fire Management Specialist, and co-author Kori Blankenship, Fire Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, have produced a guide called Modifying LANDFIRE Geospatial Data for Local Applications, for anyone working with LANDFIRE data.

  • Forest Service Purchases Land in Cube Cove, Returning it to Wilderness

    In July, a landmark purchase agreement that will return over 22,000 acres of land back into Wilderness within the million-acre Admiralty Island National Monument was signed. ETS was part of the Phase I assessment-land purchase process.

  • Issue 66 | August 2016 PDF

    • National Partnership Office for Every Kid in a Park
    • Enterprisers Network with Forest Planners at Planning Rule Meeting
    • Trails Unlimited Puts on Workshop for Volunteers
    • Client Quotes
    • Strategic Fuel Break Assessment for the Angeles, Cleveland, San Bernardino, and Los Padres National Forests
    • Region 5 Wins Green Award
    • Plumas Fire Restoration  - Engineering
    • Enterpriser Corner
    • Bell Smith Springs Project
    • Hellos
    • Goodbyes
    • About Enterprising People

  • Issue 65 | April 2016 PDF

    • Director's Corner
    • The Force Awakens: The Recreation Alliance!
    • Teaming Up on the Coordinated Response Protocol
    • Still Creek Stream Channel and Floodplain Restoration
    • 2015 Promoting Recreation Internal Group Award
    • Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Effort Receives
    • NAEP Environmental Excellence Award
    • In Memoriam: Byron Stringham
    • Hellos & Goodbyes

  • Issue 64 | January 2016 PDF

    • Program Review “Office Hours”
    • Retirement of Three Executive Officers
    • LaBarge Vegetation Restoration Project
    • Plumas National Forest
    • Client Feedback from the Rocky Mountain Regional Office

  • Issue 63 | October 2015 PDF

    • Awards Enterprising employees have recently received
    • Enterprisers’ adventures abroad in Peru and supporting Nepal after the earthquakes this spring
    • Sage Grouse and Bat monitoring and conservation projects
    • Fire Behavior Assessment Team projects
    • Safety in Aviation
    • Hellos and Good-byes from various Enterprise Units

  • Issue 62 | July 2015 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update
    • Stakeholder Group Reports
    • Shadowing in Washington D.C. - Executive Leadership Program (ELP) highlight
    • Valle Caldera National Preserve - Landscape Restoration and Stewardship Plan receives reward
    • TEAMS goes to Bangladesh
    • ETS celebrates grand opening of Spring Mountain Visitor Gateway
    • InRe leads R3 Sustainable Recreation Workshops

  • Issue 60 | December 2014 - PDF 

    • Update on Enterprise Program Revenue
    • 2014 Ranger of the Year
    • Region Five OSV Use Designation Analysis
    • Region Four Regional Forester Honor Award
    • AMSET’s New Executive Officer
    • Silent Heroes of the Cold War

  • Issue 59 | September 2014 - PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Laura Nance, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Announcing Recipients of FY 2014 Enterprising People Awards!
    • ACT2 and TEAMS Assist the Forest Service International Programs in Ecuador
    • LANDFIRE Data Critique Workshops
    • Engineer Awards and the Whistle Stop Program
    • EU Safety Plan
    • HSG celebrates the Wilderness Act
    • Enterprisers Fight Fires Like Everyone Else
    • Meet Steve Kozlowski, TEAMS Wildlife Biologist

  • Issue 58 | June 2014 - PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Laura Nance, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Integrated Resources Welcomes Ben Johnson
    • Recreation Solutions Helps to Make 'One Less Spark One Less Wildfire
    • Campaign' Award Winning
    • Algoma Vegetation Management Project by Rec Solutions
    • Monroe Mountain Aspen Ecosystem Restoration Project by ACT2
    • TEAMS Employees Moving On

  • Issue 57 | March 2014 - PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Laura Nance, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Trails Unlimited Support in Hawaii
    • Fuel Treatment Effectiveness and Longevity Study by AMSET
    • TEAMS River Assistance in Maine
    • Placer River Trail Bridge Support from Enterprise Technical Services
    • Safety Systems Enterprise Team Training
    • Recreation Solutions Assisting with Indian Valley Volunteer Event
    • Two Trails Unlimited Employees Retiring
    • Enterprise Program Joins Twitter!

  • Issue 56 | December 2013 - PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Laura Nance, Director, Enterprise Program
    • New Employee Welcomes
    • Networking Opportunity for OD Practitioners
    • 2013 Share the Experience Photo Contest for Federal Employees Ends December 31
    • New Aviation Safety Management System
    • Collaborative Campground Improvement Project

  • Issue 55 | September 2013 - PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Laura Nance, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Vegetation-based Climate Change Transects by Above and Beyond Ecosystems and TEAMS
    • New Employee Welcomes
    • TEAMS International Program Highlights by Chaz O'Brien
    • Mountain Heritage Disbands
    • Strategic Fuelbreak Study by AMSET
    • HSG Oral History Collaboration with Auburn University

  • Issue 54 | July 2013 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Laura Nance, Acting Director, Enterprise Program,
    • Growing a National Network of Children's Forest
    • Alaskan Girl Scouts Benefit from ETS
    • New Editor for Enterprising People
    • Recreation Solutions: Restoration Work in the Eldorado National Forest's Indian Valley Meadow
    • Conflict Management and Prevention: Workshops and webinars continue into August and September

  • Issue 52 | December 2012 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Laura Nance, Acting Director, Enterprise Program
    • Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Archeological Site: Archeological testing and a robust volunteer network
    • Advanced Utility Metering: Technology to help reduce energy consumption in Forest Service facilities
    • Enterprise Heritage: Combining skills from three Enterprise Units (MHEU, HSG, and TEAMS Heritage Division) to streamline and better serve the agency's Heritage and Cultural resource needs

  • Issue 52 | December 2012 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Trails Unlimited: "Organization of the Year"
    • Marketing Opportunity from ODE and FS Knowledge Sharing
    • TEAMS Works to Restore Riparian Areas
    • Fisher Creek Trail Bridge Construction

  • Issue 51 | September 2012 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • In Memoriam: Bill Hay, TEAMS Executive Officer
    • Heritage Stewardship Group (HSG) and the Kings of Kamook
    • Digital Visions and LEIMARS Mobile
    • Recreation Solutions: CAR-less California
    • Enterprise Web Gets Update

  • Issue 50 | June 2012 PDF

    • Cultural Transformation Communication Team -- Independent Resources and Organization Development Enterprise (ODE)
    • Contributing to Diversity and Retention -- Enterprise Technical Services (ETS) and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Conversations About Cultural Transformation
    • Independent Resources and ODE
    • Enterprise Program Update -- from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Learning More about Enterprise: Enterprise Program Leadership Council (EPLC)
    • Trails Unlimited Goes the Extra Mile

  • Issue 49 | April 2012 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Enterprise Program Strategic Opportunities
    • Safety Engagement Sessions
    • Gold Mining in the Siskiyou Mountains
    • Sustainable Recreation Framework
    • Digital Visions: Supporting Video Teleconferencing

  • Issue 48 | December 2011 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Mountain Heritage Receives National Award
    • Arizona's Black Canyon Trail
    • AMSET GIS Specialist Recognized
    • Spring Mountain NRA Meets ETS
    • Trails Unlimited Heads to Kentucky

  • Issue 46| September 2011 PDF

    • Safety Systems Enterprise (SSE) Leads FS Aviation Simulation Program
    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Fire Behavior Assessment Team Supports Sequoia NF Lions Fire
    • Enterprise Technical Services (ETS) -- Smart Money in Partnerships
    • Get Your Training On!...with Organization Development Enterprise (ODE)
    • John Day River Restoration a Group Effort
    • Cultural Transformation 255 MicroBlog
    • Safety Engagement Sessions

  • Issue 45 | July 2011 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Enterprising Support for Stressful Times
    • Trails Unlimited Recognizes Keith Ginn
    • Master Agreement Training Update
    • Project Snapshot from Recreation Solutions: Sherman Creek Restoration Project
    • Safety Engagement Sessions
    • Enterprise Program Regional Highlights

  • Issue 44b | March 2011 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • The Flame Model
    • AMSET Assesses Bull Fire
    • Enterprise Support for Haiti
    • Prescott NF Fire and Vegetation Analysis
    • Your Source for National Forest Maps

  • Issue 44a | December 2010 PDF

    • Mountain Heritage Featured in Documentary; Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Time to Remove Your Mask? Including "Masquerade Ball" by Kim Allen, HeartMath LLC
    • TEAMS New Executive Officer
    • HSG Enterprise Unit - Heritage and Beyond
    • Resolving Conflict through CMP
    • TEAMS Featured at SAF National Convention

  • Issue 43 | September 2010 PDF

    • Regional Highlights Abound on Web
    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Heritage Stewardship Group (HSG) Featured in Preservation Nation Blog
    • Your Input is Needed Enterprisers!
    • Recreation Solutions Helps Create Kiosk

  • Issue 42 | June 2010 PDF

    • Spotlight on AMSET Fuel and Fire Research
    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Enterprise Goes Tropical - Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest
    • Enterprise News: Enterprise Web Highlights Units
    • Chief's Sensing Group Includes Enterpriser
    • Building Enterprise Quality Everyday - Join the conversation on the Enterprise Blog or Govloop.com!

  • Issue 41 | March 2010 PDF

    • Business Spotlight - Trails Unlimited
    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • Enterprise Unit Partnership Announces 2010 Board
    • exChangeList - created by Enterprisers for you!
    • Enterprise Program Leadership Council

  • Issue 40 | December 2009 PDF

    • Enterprise Welcomes New Unit - Organization Development Experts (ODE)
    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program
    • My Reflections on Ten Years of Enterprise by Bill Hay
    • TEAMS Enterprise Unit Leader
    •  I Have to Take This Call...or do you?,
    • Got Fossils? Fossil Protection on Federal Lands
    • Final Streamline NEPA Offerings

  • Issue 39 | September 2009 PDF

    • Business Spotlight: Safety System Enterprises and Creative Conflict Resolution Join Forces
    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin (Director, Enterprise Program)
    • TEAMS Works with the City of New York
    • Discovery Channel "Discovers" AMSET
    • Final Streamline NEPA Offerings
    • Enterprise Program Foundational Principles
    • Enterprise Program Employee and Client Survey

  • Issue 38 | June 2009 PDF

    • Business Spotlight on Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team (AMSET)
    • Enterprise Program Update from Bill Helin
    • A&B Ecosystems Celebrates One Year
    • Enterprisers Honored with Awards
    • Do you know the Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration?
    • exChangeList Launched
    • Project Highlight: Fuel Treatment Effectiveness
    • Enterprisers Partner for Fire Safe Council Project, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Map Now Available
    • EUP Announces 2009 Board

  • Issue 35 | December 2008 PDF

    • Business Spotlight: Heritage Stewardship Group
    • Business Spotlight: Safety System Enterprises
    • Enterprise Program Update - from Bill Helin, Director, Enterprise Program,
    • Project Highlight "It's All Upstream From Here!"
    • Adding the Enterprise Logo to your Lotus Notes Letterhead
    • Blogging in the Forest Service
    • Gearing Up for the Stimulus Bill - One Enterprise Unit's Perspective
    • FS Economic Recovery Intranet Site Launched

  • Issue 34 | July 2008 PDF

    • Business Spotlight: Above & Beyond Ecosystems
    • Enterprise Program Update
    • Your Computer Info
    • EUP Meets in Sacramento
    • NEPA Courses Offered by Streamline

  • Issue 33 | May 2008 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update
    • Enterprising Ideas?
    • New Marketing Materials Available
    • Postcard Worth a Thousand Reply-Alls
    • Reminder for Photos
    • Identification Card Email Not Spam

  • Issue 32 | March 2008 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update, Business Spotlight—TEAMS to Improve Customer Service
    • Photo Gallery Launched
    • Training Opportunity—"The Leader's Edge"
    • Enterprise Program Forum
    • Dealing With Change—How Round Is Your Beach Ball?

  • Issue 31 | January 2008 PDF

    • Enterprise Program Update
    • Green Earning and Leave Statements
    • Meyers Landfill Clean-up
    • Change Through Exchange
    • Reduce Your Junk Mail