CIO: 2019 Lunch & learn schedule

WASHINGTON, DC—The Chief Information Office is excited to continue our Lunch and Learn Webinar series with several training opportunities in the coming months. Look for our announcements as the dates shown in the schedule below approach.

We hope you join us!

Lunch and Learn Webinar Schedule

Forest Service, BLM recognize partners with conservation awards

DENVER—Last week, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management recognized the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Northern Rocky Mountain Grotto for their leadership and contributions to wildlife conservation and public lands stewardship. The awards were presented at the 84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Denver.

IITF celebrates Smokey Bear

PUERTO RICO—This week, International Institute of Tropical Forestry started its year-round celebration of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday. During a monthly meeting, all the employees gathered to recognize the importance of fire prevention promotion and efforts, especially in the areas of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

FS employees, Job Corps students recognized at 2019 Corps Network conference

WASHINGTON, DC—The Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps will holds its annual conference Feb. 9–13 in Washington, D.C. At the conference, 21CSC awards will be presented to two Forest Service employees and two Job Corps students. They will be recognized for their contributions to 21CSC programs.

National New Leader Program graduates next generation of FS leaders

NEW MEXICO—Leaders come in all job series and at every grade level. The National New Leader Program, which just graduated its second class, helps new leaders take their skills to the next level.

The NNLP supports Forest Service leadership’s commitment to a positive work environment, succession planning, workforce development, and a continuous learning environment. Targeted to GS-7 to GS-11 employees, the program brings together high-performing, highly motivated employees from across the country to participate in a six-month development program focused on Leading Self.