Mike Dockry, a Forest Service planner, has worked as the Liaison to the College of Menominee Nation since 2005. Dockry frequently works with the agency’s international programs and has international experience due to his work in the Peace Corps in Bolivia.
Nita Wornom says she has 30 years of the best kind of federal service – working with the U.S. Forest Service. For the past 12 years, she has worked as an equal employment specialist working primarily on the human dynamic side of the Forest Service. She helps people understand the agency’s civil rights program and their roles and responsibilities. She currently works in the Pacific Northwest Region’s civil rights office in Portland, Ore.
Belinda Ross travelled away from home for the first time at age 19 on a Forest Service work assignment. She watched her mother cry as she headed toward what would become a growth-oriented, challenging, productive and fulfilling career. In this day of job mobility, Ross counts nearly 35 years in the same place as a human resources specialist in Lufkin, Texas, for the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.
Morgan Grove is an avid cyclist. He can simply describe his job in 30 seconds. He can easily make the connection between economic and socio-environmental factors that influence urban living. He is all these things because of his love of the great outdoors and because he’s observed, learned and shared a lot of his scientific expertise during his 17 years with the Forest Service as a research scientist at the Northern Research Station’s field office in Baltimore.
If Morgan Grove had 30 seconds to brief any high-level official, he would simply describe his job as working to make cities better and safer places for people to live.
“Our Forest Service research benefits the public in many ways — including having clean water to drink, safer living environments and recreating outside for healthier lives,” said Grove.