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  Clearwater Hosts Inter-Tribal Youth Camp
  —Carol Smith and David Scholes, Clearwater National Forest




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    fter weeks of rain, the sun returned to    and 18 attended the event along with Tribal               ments, tree planting, stream monitoring,
    shine on the 12th annual Inter-Tribal      representatives and camp counselors. The                  and white pine pruning.
    Natural Resource Youth Camp last sum-      week-long camp involved completing natu-                     Different speakers conducted presenta-
mer. The camp is designed to teach young       ral resource work projects during the day,                tions on various subjects. For example,
people natural resource management prac-       such as trail brushing, campground improve-               Clearwater wildlife biologist Dan Davis
tices through education and                                                                                           talked about wildlife, and wild-
work experience.                                                                                                      life technician Carolyn Steiner
   The North Fork District of the                                                                                     discussed the Nez Perce Na-
Clearwater National Forest and                                                                                        tional Historic Trail.
the Nez Perce Tribe hosted the                                                                                           The Clearwater Forest hired
2004 camp. The event was held                                                                                         two of the most outstanding
at the Canyon Work Center, lo-                                                                                        youth participants from the
cated along the North Fork of                                                                                         2004 camp through STEP (Stu-
the Clearwater River. The Nez                                                                                         dent Temporary Employment
Perce, Kalispel, Kootenai, and                                                                                        Program). Jessica Stevens
Coeur d’Alene Tribes and                                                                                              worked in archaeology doing
Clearwater, Nez Perce, Idaho                                                                                          ethno-historic research, and
Panhandle and Colville National                                                                                       Johnae Wasson joined the Nez
Forests sponsored and participated                                                                                    Perce National Historic Trail
in the camp. Native American                                                                                          staff as an administrative assis-
Special Emphasis Program man-                                                                                         tant.
agers represented each forest.                                                                                           The Colville National Forest
   Fourteen Native American                                                                                           and Kalispel Tribe will host the
youths between the ages of 14               Inter-Tribal Natural Resources Youth Camp class of 2004                   2005 camp.




                                                                                                         of fire in the ecosystem. Plenty of hands-
                                                                                                         on activities created a fun-filled learning
                                                                                                         environment, and the small group size
                                                                                                         helped to facilitate lively discussions. The
                                                                                                         grand finale was the terratorch demonstration.
                                                                                                         This display garnered the most attention
                                                                                                         and resulted in a mass of inquiries as to
                                                                                                         where they could buy a torch.

 Fire Education on the Lochsa
                       —Courtney A. Couch, Clearwater National Forest
                                                                                                           The mutually beneficial event allowed
                                                                                                         the Kooskia Fish Hatchery to get rid of a
                                                                                                         mounting debris pile, and presented an
                                                                                                         opportunity for the Forest Service to edu-
          Fifth- and sixth-grade students learn about one firefighting tool called a terratorch.         cate local students, parents, and teachers
                                                                                                         about fire.



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   he Lochsa Ranger District hosted two fire            summer at Musselshell Work Center and              The curriculum was conceptualized and
   education days for local fifth- and sixth-           at the Kooskia Fish Hatchery.                    presented by Lochsa District fire prevention
   grade students from Weippe, Pierce,                     Groups of six to eight students at a time     personnel with assistance from the Idaho
Kamiah, and Kooskia, ID, public schools,                attended stations featuring prescribed fire,     Department of Lands. Both events were
as well as students from the local home-                fire behavior, wildland fire-suppression tech-   well received by all who attended. The
school communities. They were held last                 niques, defensible space, and the importance     Lochsa plans to make this an annual event.
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    Smokey                                                                                                    into an agreement with the Forest Service
                                                                                                              to help preschool children from low-income
                                                                                                              families discover the natural world and to

    and Woodsy                                                                                                join in life-long actions to care for that
                                                                                                              world.
                                                                                                                 In January 2005, the Forest Service escorted
    Dazzle ‘Em                                                                                                Woodsy and Smokey to each of the Ravalli
                                                                                                              Head Start classrooms and spoke about the

    Again!                                                                                                    importance of taking care of the earth, air,
                                                                                                              and water. Smokey showed the children
                                                                                                              how to put out a campfire and encouraged
    —Julie Schreck,
     Bitterroot National Forest
                                                                                                              them not to play with matches and fire.
                                                                                                              Following the presentations, the children
                                        Smokey and Woodsy whoop it up with Head Start students.               had an opportunity to draw what they saw
                                                                                                              and learned from the program.
                                                                                                                 “The duo was a hit!” according to Kari



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     n conjunction with the annual Smokey              each of six Ravalli County Head Start class-           Clark, Head Start family services specialist,
     Bear and Woodsy Owl poster contest, the           rooms at Lone Rock, Hamilton, and Darby,               and “that is all the kids could talk about
     Bitterroot National Forest presented a            MT .                                                   that day and the next. It was all about the visit
    Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear program to                In 2003, the Head Start bureau entered               from Smokey and Woodsy. They loved it!”




                                  Where is Bruce the Moose?
                                  —Julie Schreck and Ellen Davis, Bitterroot National Forest




    W
“         here is Bruce the Moose?” shouted the        educate the public about moose habitat and             Middle School. The students were then asked
          kids with excitement as they explored        safety. The North American Moose Foun-                 to extract five key topics that they felt were
          the 30-acre Kiwanis River Park in Hamil-     dation and Bitterroot Conservation District            important and would like to share with the
    ton, MT, looking for five interpretive signs,      provided funding.                                      community about moose. These topics were
    each one depicting information and facts             In the spring of 2004, Bitterroot National           then researched and developed into inter-
    about moose and their habitat at River Park.       Forest employees Sharon Ritter and Julie               pretive signs.
       Developed by the Hamilton Parks Depart-         Schreck delivered classroom presentations                 Following the classroom presentations,
    ment, Bitterroot National Forest, 6th grade        about moose life history, biology, habitat,            students took a field trip to River Park. BEAR
    Hamilton Middle School class, and BEAR             and safety to all 6th graders at Hamilton              and Forest Service employees spoke to the
    (Bitterroot Ecological Aware-                                                                                            students about moose in the
    ness Resources), the signs are                                                                                           community and led games to
    a takeoff from the popular                                                                                               help solidify the concepts.
    Where’s Waldo books. The                                                                                                 Then the text and the sign de-
    signs teach visitors about                                                                                               signs were finalized and sent
    moose, their habitat, and how                                                                                            off for fabrication. Last fall, the
    to live safely alongside them.                                                                                           signs were placed in the park.
       Because moose frequent                                                                                                   Don’t be too surprised while
    River Park throughout the                                                                                                walking through the park you
    year, the department was con-                                                                                            hear children and adults alike
    cerned about potentially                                                                                                 exclaim, “I found it! I found it!
    negative moose-human inter-                                                                                              I found the last sign.” Try to
    actions. The department de-                                                                                              find Bruce the Moose signs as
    cided that a series of signs                                                                                             you stroll—you might just pass
    placed in the park could help                                                                                            a real moose along the way!


                                        One of five interpretive signs in Kiwanis River Park, Hamilton, MT.
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   Howard Anderson, 83, of Missoula, MT,                                                                   away September 19 at the Veterans Home. Born
passed away October 19, 2004. Born and raised                                                              near Augusta, MT, Paul served in the U.S. Army
in Mullan, ID, Anderson served in the U.S. Navy
from 1942–1946. In 1961, he went to work for
                                                      In Memoriam                                          during the Korean War. He then worked for the
                                                                                                           Forest Service for 23 years, ending his career in
the Forest Service in the communications divi-                                                             the office of small timber sales for the Kootenai
sion on the Nez Perce NF, then transferred to                                                              NF. Survivors include son Paul, and daughters
Missoula, where he worked until his retirement                                                             Lara and Stephanie Paul, and Kari Lamb.
in 1976. Survivors include daughters Ronnene,                                                                 Kristina Clute Smith, 54, of Hamilton, MT,
Kristine, and Dixie.                                 munity Medical Center. Enochs was born in Hot         passed away November 19 in Missoula, MT. Born
   Franklin Hanus “Frank” Blackmer, 89, of           Springs, MT. After attending schools in St.           in Spokane, WA, Smith worked for the Bitter-
Helena, MT, passed away November 12, 2004, at        Ignatius and Lolo, he enlisted in the Navy in         root NF in Darby. Survivors include sisters
St. Peter’s Hospital. Born and raised in Steamboat   World War II. Later, he worked as a cook at various   Robin, Georgia, and Erika Clute, and Shawna
Springs, CO, Blackmer started his career with        Forest Service smokejumper fire camps. Survivors      Cozza, Inga Gerimonte, and Heidi Kandilas.
the Forest Service on a trail crew in 1931. Fol-     include daughters Kathy Stewart and Rene                 Robert Henry Torheim, 81,
lowing a long a varied career, he retired from       Matthews.                                             of Portland, OR, passed away
RO Recreation and Lands in 1973. Survivors in-          Kenneth L. Good, 58, of                            July 26. Torheim grew up in
clude wife Maxine, and daughters Diane Cecily        Whitefish, MT, passed away                            Seattle, WA, and served in World
Kinder and Andrea Rae Bateen.                        September 21, 2004, from in-                          War II. His Forest Service ca-
   Davita M. Bryant, 32, of Whitefish, MT,           juries sustained in a plane                           reer began on the Snoqualmie
passed away September 20, 2004, in a plane           crash while working for the                           NF in 1948. Later jobs include:
crash while working for the Forest Service. Born     Forest Service. Born in Willis-                       worked on the Olympic and
in Pittsburgh, PA. Davita graduated from Ohio        ton, ND, Ken attended Mon-                            Rogue River NFs; personnel
State University in 1994. She began her forestry     tana State College before his                         management specialist, R6 RO, 1965–1968; WO
career as an intern with the Ohio Dept. of Natu-     enlistment in the Army from                           employee and development branch, 1968–1970;
ral Resources. In 1995, Davita started her fed-      1966–1969. From 1970–1976, Ken worked in Bill-        R6 RO, assistant regional forester for personnel
eral career with the Forest Service as forestry      ings as an engineering aid for the Custer NF,         management, 1970–1971; R6 deputy regional
technician for the Long Creek RD in John Day,        then transferred to the Flathead NF in 1976           forester, 1971–1974 ; R6 deputy regional forester
OR. She also served as forestry technician for       where he served as an electronics technician.         for resources, 1974–1976; R1 regional forester,
the Flathead NF (1996–1998) and the Rocky            Ken is survived by his wife, Wanda, and two sons,     1976—until retirement in 1979. Survivors include
Mountain Research Station’s forest inventory         Craig and Brad.                                       wife Marjean, son Bob, and daughter Janet
and analysis program (FIA) in Ogden, UT, be-            Daniel Robert “Bob” Lawyer passed away             Keyser.
ginning in 1999. In 2001, she was promoted to        November 5, 2004, at his home in Kalispell, MT.          Fredrick G. VanBlaricom, 93, of Hamilton,
ecologist. Survivors include her husband Brian       It is thought he worked for the Forest Service;       MT, passed away September 12 at the Marcus
T. Bryant, a forester with the Rocky Mountain        however, location and dates are unknown.              Daly for Hospice and Palliative Care. VanBlar-
Research Station.                                       Alexander “Sam” George Morigeau, 57,               icom was born in Victor, MT, and worked for
   Orian “Ode” Cusker, 89, of                        passed away at home, January 30, 2005. Born in        the Trapper Creek Job Corps for almost 10 years.
Glendive, MT, passed away Sep-                       St. Ignatius, MT, Sam served from 1965 to 1969        Survivors include companion Maggie Oliver.
tember 19, 2004, at the Glendive                     in the U.S. Navy. After serving, he returned to          Dave Weistaner, 76, of Coeur d’Alene, ID,
Medical Center. Cusker was                           Montana and college where he obtained a de-           passed away September 10 at the Kootenai Medi-
born in Wolf Point, MT, and                          gree in civil engineering. Sam worked as a pro-       cal Center. Weistaner was born and raised in
raised on the nearby family                          duction engineer for Proctor & Gamble in              Missoula, MT. After serving in the Marines, he
ranch. In 1943, he was inducted                      Wisconsin, but came back to Montana to work           worked for the Forest Service in Montana and
into the Army and served in                          for the Forest Service. His 23-year career in-        Idaho for 32 years, exact locations unknown.
World War II. After being hon-                       cluded two tours of duty in the WO, a congres-        Survivors include son Ken, and daughters Linda
orably discharged, he worked for the Soil Con-       sional assignment on the Hill in Washington, DC,      Weistaner and Janet Olsson.
servation Service in Montana, and as district        and stops in Oregon, New Mexico, and Wiscon-             Roy Emerson Wenger, 96, passed away No-
ranger for the Grand River and Medora RDs,           sin before returning to Montana. Sam also pre-        vember 30, in Missoula, MT. An Ohio native,
Custer NF. Survivors include sons Scott and          viously worked for the Confederated Salish and        Roy earned a Ph.D. in education from Ohio State
Rodney, and daughter Nicki Dufner.                   Kootenai Tribes as department head for natural        University. Roy chose to do alternative service
   Robert Bayard “Bob” Davis, 85, of Big Tim-        resources. Survivors include his wife Edith, and      with the Civilian Public Service program when
ber, MT, passed away August 12, 2004, at the         sons Stuart and Ryan.                                 drafted in 1942. Roy was sent to CPS Camp 5
Pioneer Medical Center. Born in Salesville, MT,         Billy K. Muldowney, 78, of Helena, MT,             near Colorado Springs, CO, as the camp’s edu-
Davis worked for the Forest Service for 21 years     passed away October 7. Muldowney was born             cational director. He was transferred as director
on the Gallatin and Lolo NFs. Survivors include      and raised in Roosevelt, OK, before enlisting in      of Montana CPS camp 103, located first at Seeley
son Kelly, and daughters Rolla Olsen, Kristi         the Army Air Corps in 1943. He began his ca-          Lake RD, then moved to the Ninemile RD of
Menix, Susan Paulson-Davis, and Tracy Bolstad.       reer with the Forest Service in 1951 as a forester    the Lolo NF. Camp 103 was notable as the first
   Michael Austin DeGuire, 52, of McMinn-            on the Beaverhead–Deerlodge NF. He then               smokejumper camp for CPS volunteers. At the
ville, OR, passed away November 10, 2004, at         worked on the Custer NF for a few years before        close of the war, Roy returned to Ohio as a pro-
his home. DeGuire was born and raised in             returning to the Beaverhead–Deerlodge NF. In          fessor at Kent State University. After retiring,
Missoula, MT, and spent his summers in college       1971, he took a 2-year post in Africa on loan to      Roy moved to Missoula where he became in-
working as a Forest Service hotshot firefighter      the Agency for International Development.             volved in community activities, including ser-
and smokejumper. Survivors include his part-         Upon returning to the States, Muldowney               vice on the National Museum of Forest Service
ner Joy Smith, and daughters Shauna DeGuire          worked for the Los Padres NF and Region 5. Sur-       History board. Roy is survived by his wife Lillian
and Tyler Christensen.                               vivors include wife Frances, son Jim, and daugh-      and her daughter Wendy Misevic, his daughter
   Wesley Earl “Wes” Enochs, 77, of Missoula,        ters Patty Opitz and Susan Sacry.                     Susan Duffy, and granddaughters Keough and
MT, passed away November 29, 2004, at Com-              Lloyd Paul, 71, of Columbia Falls, MT, passed      Mariah.
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    itterroot National Forest had two “shear”                                                        Based on the amount of food per pound
    events to gather food donations for the                                                        per employee, Corixa beat the forest and
    local food bank and to raise money for                                                         won the highly coveted, traveling Thanks
the Combined Federal Campaign. Two forest                                                          Giving Challenge trophy. John kept his
employees volunteered to have their heads                                                          promise, and the hair came off. The grand
shaved if certain amounts of money or goods                                                        total of food donated was 6,486 pounds!
were exceeded.                                                                                       In John’s words, “Regardless of whether


                                                    Shear
   Wildlife biologist John Ormiston chal-                                                          Corixa or we (the Forest Service) wins the
lenged forest employees and Corixa, a local                                                        challenge, the real winner is Haven House.”
research company, to donate more than a ton                                                          Supervisor’s office employees started the
of food to Haven House. If the forest exceeded                                                     Combined Federal Campaign challenge by
their goal, John agreed to shave his head.
   The competition took on an intrafamily
dynamic when Corixa employee Gary Christ-
ianson, husband of forest employee Nan
                                                    Giving!
                                                    —Dixie Dies, Bitterroot National Forest
                                                     Dixie
                                                                                                   raising $550 from a dessert auction. Chuck
                                                                                                   Oliver, Darby district ranger, volunteered to
                                                                                                   have his head shaved if Darby employees
                                                                                                   exceeded $550. Always ready to meet a chal-
Christianson, raided their home and took all                                                       lenge, the district donated over $1,226! In
the nonperishable goods—except for a can                 Chuck Oliver in the ‘shearing’ act!       the end, the forest and Trapper Creek Job
of coconut milk—for the Corixa donation.                                                           Corps raised $11,886.35 for the campaign.




                                   Public is Safe…and Bats are Home
                                       —Dave Wanderaas, Lewis and Clark National Forest

                                                  views, Keim determined the adit to be the        suspended from tail blocks (pulleys) on the
                                                  Joe Bleeker Mine. Whitford conducted bat         winch cable, the heavy culvert was carefully
                                                  surveys and netted long-legged myotis,           pulled by a come-a-long across the creek to
                                                  long-eared myotis, fringed myotis, and silver-   the adit entrance. The crew then log-rolled
                                                  haired bats. A “bat friendly” closure was in     and man-powered the culvert into place,
                                                  order!                                           installed the steel crossbars, and hand shov-
                                                     The Idaho Panhandle National Forest’s Jim     eled yards of dirt and scree in from the slope
                                                  Langdon was called in because of his ex-         above and tailing pile below, to completely
                                                  tensive experience installing bat-friendly       seal the bat-friendly, people-unfriendly adit
                                                  closures. He recommended a 48- to 56-inch        entrance.


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     umerous abandoned mining claim               culvert to best accommodate bats and to
     trenches, shafts, and tunnels (adits) dot    maintain air circulation. Horizontal steel
     the Lewis and Clark National Forest’s        crossbars needed to be installed toward the
Musselshell Ranger District—remnants of           center, with no more than a 51⁄2-inch spacing
mineral exploration and mining from the           between openings to prevent people from
1880s through the 1950s. The district has an      crawling through, while allowing bats to
active program to restore these abandoned         fly horizontally into the adit. The culvert
mine sites.                                       needed to be 16 feet long to assure that the
   During annual monitoring of an abandoned       angle of repose from sluff material—both
mine on remote Cooper Creek in the Castle         inside and outside the adit—did not block
Mountains, minerals staff officer Dave Wan-       either end when sealing it shut.
deraas noted a tunnel entrance had slumped           A recycled culvert was located and Dar-
away from the wood door, leaving a space          win Reynolds assembled a work crew in-
large enough for curious visitors or wildlife     cluding John Duffner, Tammy Stevens, and
to crawl in. Archaeologist Kelly Keim and         the fire crew to do the installation. Using
wildlife biologist Tom Whitford (and later        the fire engine winch cable strung across
Nathan Yorgason and Brian Logan) provided         the creek between the road access point          Crew installs culvert at mine to prevent people
specialist review. After research and inter-      and the mining adit, and with the culvert        from entering but to allow bats easy access.
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Lolo National                                                                                              The soldiers began operations at the his-
                                                                                                        toric Morgan Case Homestead. After two
                                                                                                        frustrating days drilling at the homestead,

Forest Invites                                                                                          the wells were abandoned due to rounded
                                                                                                        river cobbles continuously collapsing into the
                                                                                                        drill hole. The soldiers moved on to the
Army to Train                                                                                           Rock Creek Guard Station, which the dis-
                                                                                                        trict uses as an administrative site to house

Well Drillers                                                                                           summer work crews. Built in 1911, the station
                                                                                                        is listed on the National Register of Historic
                                                                                                        Places for its exceptional log craftsmanship
—C. Milo McLeod, Lolo National Forest
                                                                                                        and its role in early Forest Service history.
                                                                                                        This time, the subsurface material was more


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    he 747th engineer detachment (well                                                                  stable and drilling operations went well.
    drillers), stationed in Missoula, MT, and                                                              Sergeant Amber Thomas, 916th detach-
    the 916th engineer detachment (well                                                                 ment equipment operator, said, “My family
drillers) from Bismarck, ND, conducted 21                                                               doesn’t camp, so I have really enjoyed being
days of continuous training in drilling water                                                           out in the woods. I have really enjoyed
wells at locations in Upper Rock Creek on                                                               seeing the wildlife like the moose, deer, and
the Lolo National Forest in September and                                                               big horn sheep. The best thing about this
October 2004. They are part of the 96th                                                                 training has been teaching the 747th in
Regional Readiness Command, headquar-                                                                   drilling operations. We taught them and now
                                                   The U.S. Army drilling a well at the historic Rock
tered in Salt Lake City.                           Creek Guard Station.                                 we can see the results,” she added.
   “We are glad to provide the Army with a                                                                 “I never doubted we would get water here,”
training site where the results of their ef-                                                            said staff sergeant Spain. “It took a little
forts will benefit the Forest Service and the      ranger for the Missoula Ranger District.             longer than expected, but we were successful
public,” said Chad Benson acting district          “The partnership is really a win-win situation       with the training mission and we drilled a
                                                   for both of us.”                                     new well for the Forest Service.”




White Sulphur                                                                                           bined with a demonstration of traditional
                                                                                                        packing skills. The packstring won the Best
                                                                                                        Vehicle award.
Springs and                                                                                                A second Forest Service entry was more
                                                                                                        in keeping with the parade’s theme: If Rodeo

Belt Creek                                                                                              Were an Olympic Event. This lighthearted
                                                                                                        float, entitled Athens to WSS, featured two
                                                                                                        fire crewmembers, dressed as Zeus and

Districts Go                                                                                            Athena, presiding over an Olympic medal
                                                                                                        ceremony. It won Best Float award for best
                                                                                                        use of theme!
for the Gold                                       (L to R) The cast of Athens to WSS:
                                                   Kip Colby, Jessica Urick, Jeff Sherer,
                                                   and Eric Theis.
                                                                                                           The White Sulphur Springs Rodeo Club,
                                                                                                        a nonprofit organization, uses the proceeds
—Shelly Milburn, Lewis and Clark National Forest                                                        from the rodeo to provide scholarships to
                                                                                                        local students, help defray costs for the



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  f rodeo were an Olympic event, then White        stock is driven down Main Street to kick             High School Rodeo Club to attend state and
   Sulphur Springs, MT, was the place to           off the parade.                                      national competitions, and to support other
   be over the 2004 Labor Day weekend.               The event commences with a parade.                 youth organizations like 4-H, Close-Up, and
   The town has been hosting Labor Day             White Sulphur Springs and Belt Creek                 Business Professionals of America. The
rodeos for decades. The first rodeos began         Ranger Districts both participated. Smoky            districts are proud to have participated in
with a wild horse roundup on the Wellington        Bear put in his usual appearance, accom-             support of these organizations—not just as
D. Rankin Ranch. The horses were then              panied this year by the Northern Region              the Forest Service, but as members of the
driven into town for the competition. That         packstring. Together, they spread the Forest         community.
tradition carries on today when the rodeo          Service message of fire prevention, com-
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   Bears of Montana Campaign a Huge Success
   —Maria Bott Helterline, Lolo National Forest




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    ast spring, Lindy Dalimata, fire apprentice                                                                            Smokey was on the field for most of the
    on the Lolo’s Superior Ranger District,                                                                             game. More than 16,000 people attended
    came up with a “beary” good idea for a                                                                              the game and heard announcements about
new fire prevention campaign.                                                                                           the campaign during quarter breaks. Smokey
   “I thought who has better name recogni-                                                                              spent time outside with the crowd at half-
tion and the ability to capture the hearts                                                                              time passing out goodies, getting lots of hugs
and minds of Montanans than Smokey Bear                                                                                 and handshakes, and had a tremendous
and the University of Montana (UM) mascot,                                                                              number of photos taken with fans. At the
Monte,” said Dalimata. With that, the Bears                                                                             end of the game, the Bears of Montana posters
of Montana fire prevention campaign was                                                                                 were distributed to fans at the exits.
born. Dalimata worked all spring and summer                                                                                Everyone felt it was a huge success. “We
                                                            Smokey Bear and UM mascot Monte.
developing partnerships with the University                                                                             plan for this to be just the beginning of
of Montana, Montana Department of Natural                   birthday. The campaign officially kicked                    Smokey and Monte teaming up to do events
Resources and Conservation, Keep Montana                    off in October with Smokey attending the                    and promote fire prevention and fire safety,”
Green, and Bureau of Land Management.                       UM Grizzlies home football game against                     said Maria Helterline, the zone prevention
   In May, Smokey and Monte got together                    the University of Idaho Vandals. Smokey                     officer for Superior and Plains Ranger Dis-
for a photo shoot to create a poster to use                 promoted his 60th birthday, 60 years of                     tricts. “I’m really proud of what Lindy has
in the Smokey Bear display at the Mineral                   prevention education, and National Fire                     accomplished with this creative new fire
County Fair, which fell on Smokey’s 60th                    Prevention Week.                                            prevention and awareness campaign.”




                                                                 Retirements
    Vilma Ackerman, computer assistant on the Lewis             Martha G. Hendrickson, civil engineering techni-            Carl Ronneberg, range technician for the Gallatin
and Clark NF, retired in December after 37 years with       cian on the Kootenai NF, retired in January after 42        NF, retired in December after more than 40 years of
the Forest Service, all of which she spent on the Lewis     years with the Forest Service. She began her career in      federal service, including 36 with the Forest Service.
and Clark.                                                  1962 at the RO before moving on to the Bitterroot NF            Bill Ruediger, WO ecology program leader for high-
    Tom Clifford retired in January 2005 after more         (1962). She then worked on the Beaverhead NF (1962–         ways, retired in December after more than 34 years
than a decade as supervisor of the Helena NF and over       1963) before moving to the Kootenai NF, where she           with the Forest Service. Places worked include: Sam
30 years of federal service. Clifford entered the U.S.      worked until her retirement.                                Houston NF (1970–1972); Idaho Panhandle NF (1973–
Army in 1966, and completed a tour of duty in Viet-             Phil Jahn, supervisory natural resource specialist      1975); Kootenai NF (1975–1979); Gifford Pinchot NF
nam. He then worked in Arizona in a number of ca-           on the Nez Perce NF, retired after 34 years with the        (1979–1986); Northern Region (1986–192001); WO (2001
pacities, including stints as a district ranger. He moved   Forest Service. Jobs include: temporary forestry worker     to retirement).
to Washington, DC in 1989 to work in planning and as        on the Butte Falls RD, Rogue River NF (1967–1972);              Laurence Stipe, entomologist for State and Private
a congressional liaison, and came to the Helena Forest      cartographic aid (1972–1973) and civil engineer tech-       Forestry, retired in January after 40 years of federal
in 1993.                                                    nician (1973–1974) also at Butte Falls RD; soil scien-      service, including 37 with the Forest Service. He be-
    Dennie Edwards, RO computer programer analyst,          tist, Rogue River NF SO (1974–1977); Willamette NF          gan his career in R4 in Utah in 1969 before moving to
retired in January after 37 years with the Forest Ser-      (1977–1979); soil scientist, Payette NF, (1979–1985);       RO in 1979, where he worked until his retirement.
vice, all of which he worked in the RO.                     district ranger, Council RD, Payette NF (1985–1991);            Dale Swee, exhibits specialist with the RO historic
    Frank Ehernberger, civil engineer on the Gallatin       supervisory soil scientist, Nez Perce NF (1991–2003);       preservation team, retired in January after 25 years
NF, retired in January after 36 years with the Forest       supervisory natural resource specialist (2003 to retire-    with the Forest Service. Swee served in the U.S. Navy
Service. He began his career on the Roosevelt NF in         ment).                                                      from 1958–1961 and U.S. Army from 1966–1968. His
1967 before moving on to the White River NF (1970–              Pete Minard, technical services staff officer on the    Forest Service career includes: seasonal, Lolo NF; Nez
1974). Other jobs include: Tongass NF (1974–1978); Lolo     Clearwater NF, retired in September after 31 years of       Perce NF (1963–1965 and 1975–1984); Clearwater NF
NF (1978–1991); Gallatin NF (1991 to retirement).           federal service, including 27 with the Forest Service.      (1989–1991); RO Engineering, where he worked from
    Ronald Godtel, forest wildlife biologist on the Lewis   He began his career on the Inyo NF in 1964. He then         1992 until his retirement.
and Clark NF, retired in December after 35 years of         worked at the Pacific Southwest Extension Station               Chuck Wilson, law enforcement officer on the
federal service, 32 of which he worked for the Forest       (1964–1965); Tongass NF (1977–1979); Bridger-Teton NF       Clearwater NF, retired in September after 29 years with
Service. Jobs include: Kootenai NF (1974–1976); Agri-       (1979–1987); San Bernadino NF (1987–1990); White            the Forest Service. He began his career with the agency
cultural Research Service (1976–1977); Kootenai NF          Mountain NF (1990–1999); Clearwater NF (1999 to re-         in 1969 on the Coronado NF. He then worked on the
(1977–1986); Lewis and Clark NF (1986 to retirement).       tirement). He also served 4 years in the military.          Gifford Pinchot NF (1972–1978); Coos Bay District Of-
    Greg Greenhoe, RO deputy director of fire, avia-            Bruce W. Rich, civil engineering technician on the      fice, BLM (1978–1979); Gifford Pinchot NF (1979–1984);
tion and air, retired in January after 33 years with the    Kootenai NF, retired in January after nearly 35 years       Clearwater NF (1984 to retirement).
Forest Service. He began his career on the Coronado         of federal service, including 27 with the Forest Service.
NF in 1972. He then worked at the Cleveland NF (1974–       He began his federal career with the Corps of Engi-
1992); Angeles NF (1992–1999); Northern Region (2000        neers in 1970, then transferred to the Forest Service in
to retirement).                                             1977, where he worked until his retirement.
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                                         Movin’ In, Movin’ On
                                                  region. Bruce served in several positions on     served as deputy chief of State and Private
   Dan Castillo, former assistant director of     forests in Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada from       Forestry since January 2002.
Forest and Range in the RO, is now director       1979 through 1989, including assignments            Jonathan Moore, stu-
of Forest Management for R10. His first per-      as district range conservationist, resource      dent apprentice in the Sal-
manent appointment was in R1 as a forester        staff assistant, forest planning specialist,     mon River RD Fire Shop for
for the Selway RD, Clearwater NF. Other           and district ranger.                             the Nez Perce NF left for Af-
jobs: forester, Lewis and Clark NF; timber sale      Jeanne Higgins, former Stevensville           ghanistan with his Oregon
contract representative, Unity RD, Wallowa-       district ranger, Bitterroot NF, accepted the     National Guard Unit last
Whitman NF, R6; timber management as-             position of deputy forest supervisor on the      December. Jonathan’s co-
sistant, Wallowa Valley RD; North Fork            Chequamegon-Nicolet NF in Park Falls, WI.        workers at the district pre-
district ranger, Clearwater NF; timber sale       She reported to her new job in February          sented him with a plaque with an emblem
contract specialist, R1 RO until promoted         2005. Jeanne had been the Stevensville           from Jonathan’s guard unit and the words:
to assistant director of Forest and Range.        district ranger since June 2001. She was         “In recognition of your service to your coun-
   Jane Cottrell has been appointed forest        acting deputy forest supervisor on the Nez       try. We appreciate your sacrifice to protect
supervisor of the Nez Perce NF. Jane comes        Perce NF from August 2004 until selected         our freedom.”
to the region from the Fremont-Winema             for the job in R9.                                  George Weldon, former forest supervisor
NF in R6 where she served as deputy forest           Joel Holtrop, former deputy chief of State    on R4’s Ashley NF, will be R1’s new deputy
supervisor. Jane spent most of her 24 years       and Private Forestry, is now deputy chief        director of Fire, Aviation, and Air. He began
with the Forest Service in Oregon and             for the National Forest System. Joel is the      his new job March 20. Previous jobs include
Washington. Originally from Tacoma, she           former Flathead NF supervisor. Previous          forestry tech, Big Bar RD, Shasta-Trinity NF,
worked as: forester, Okanogan NF, R6; and         jobs include: timber inventory, Mt. Baker-       R5; smokejumper, Aerial Fire Depot, R1; for-
district ranger, Wasatch-Cache NF, R4. Jane       Snoqualmie NF, R6; timber sale preparation,      ester, Plains/Thompson Falls RD, Lolo NF;
and her husband, David Henifin, plan to settle    Eldorado NF, R5; assistant district ranger,      wilderness resource assistant/FMO, Moose
with their 13- and 16-year-old daughters in       Mt. Hood NF, R6; district ranger, Hiawatha NF,   Creek RD, Nez Perce NF; fire, timber miner-
the Grangeville area.                             R9; deputy forest supervisor, Nicolet Na-        als assistant, Beartooth RD, Custer NF; as-
   Bruce Fox was selected as director of R1’s     tional Forest, R9; forest supervisor, Flathead   sistant district ranger, Sheridan RD,
Forest and Rangeland Management, replacing        NF; deputy director of Range Management,         Beaverhead NF; district ranger, Townsend
Bob Schrenk, who retired March 5. Fox was         WO; and deputy director, Watershed, Fish,        RD, Helena NF; and deputy forest super-
formerly the range program leader for the         Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants, WO. He has        visor, Lewis and Clark NF.



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                                                             Awards
  Lin Chamberlin, executive assistant to          merce and on the promotional committee           Interpreter of the Year for 2004. Diana was
forest supervisor Larry Dawson, recently          for years; and a member of the local Com-        selected for her excellent leadership and
received the Clearwater Forest Human              munity Concert Association, Clearwater           design skills in creating high quality inter-
Relation Action Committee’s Spice of Life         County Hospital board and the Urban For-         pretive and education programs on the
award for the qualities she brings to the         ests of Orofino.—By Kathy Thompson               Clearwater National Forest, culminating
workplace and for her involvement in the            Diana Jones of the Clearwater National         with completion of new exhibits for the Lolo
local community. Highlighted were her             Forest was named the Northern Region             Pass Visitor Center and numerous new
optimism, spirit of cooperation, leadership                                                        waysides along the Lewis and Clark Na-
in raising funds for diverse and worthy                                                            tional Historic Trail. Diana brings her in-
causes and community outreach. Her in-                                                             stincts as a landscape architect to each
volvement includes: the annual Combined                                                            interpretive project so that every aspect of
Federal Campaign coordinator; agency                                                               site design, setting, interpretive media,
ambassador to the community of Orofino;                                                            interactive exhibits, writing and art com-
twice president of the Chamber of Com-                                                             bine to form seamless visitor experiences.
                                                      Lin Chamberlin          Diana Jones
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                                                                                                Montana State University. His thesis is titled:
                                                                                                Habitat Use, Large-Scale Movement, and
                                                                                                Population Characteristics of Lake Trout in
                                                                                                Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park. He
                                                                                                served as vice-president of the Palouse Unit
                                                                                                (University of Idaho) of the American Fish-
                                                                                                eries Society (AFS) and is currently presi-
                                                                                                dent of the Montana State University AFS
                                                                                                student subunit.
                                                                                                   The McClure scholarship is awarded to a
                                                                                                student pursuing an undergraduate or gradu-
                                                                                                ate degree in aquatic natural resources from
                                                                                                a university or college in Montana with a
                  Scholarship Honors                                                            research project focused on native fisheries
                                                                                                conservation, management, and habitat res-

                  Wally McClure                                                 Andy Dux
                                                                                with a lake
                                                                                                toration. The scholarship honors Wally
                                                                                                McClure, the Gallatin Forest’s fisheries biolo-
                                                                                                gist prior to his untimely death in November
                                                                                trout
                                                                                                2003. Wally was an untiring supporter and
                                                                                                mentor of students interested in fisheries


T
    he Montana Chapter of the American              arship to Andy Dux at their annual meet-    biology. To learn more about Wally’s con-
    Fisheries Society presented the first           ing in Missoula, MT, in February.           tributions and the scholarship, check the Web
    Wally McClure Student Fisheries Schol-            Andy is pursuing a master’s degree from   site: http://www.fisheries.org/AFSmontana/




                            Montana Discovery Foundation
                                   —Samsara Chapman, Montana Discovery Foundation, Helena National Forest




T
     he mission of the Montana Discovery
     Foundation (formerly called the Hel-
     ena Forest Foundation) is to conserve and
enhance the natural resources of the Helena
National Forest and surrounding areas
through education to improve wildlife habi-
tat, watershed health and promote responsible
outdoor recreation ethics.
   The foundation is a private, nonprofit 501
C 3 organization, founded in 1999 by commu-                                                                             Samsara Chapman at
nity leaders in Helena. The office is located                                                                           Jefferson Public School,
in the Helena National Forest supervisor’s                                                                              working with a cub
                                                                                                                        scout troop on their
office. Staff consists of one full-time employee,                                                                       forestry badge.
a part-time educator, a volunteer board of
directors, and over 90 volunteers that help
deliver programs and stewardship.
   Since inception, the foundation has offered
a variety of education programs and stew-
ardship events to over 6,000 participants.          With our programs, we are demonstrating        To learn more about the Montana Dis-
The premise for educating is that hands-on,         how landscapes and wild lands are inte-     covery Foundation, you can call 406–495–
informed experiences in nature lead people          gral to human history and development.      3711 or 406–495–3718, or visit their Web site:
to value and protect natural resources and          We hope to pass on a respect for the land   www.montanadiscoveryfoundation.org. We
communities. The purpose of our outreach            and a sense of wonder about the natural     will be glad to share what we have learned
is to bring together natural and cultural           world, and encourage individuals to prac-   and help you provide successful conserva-
history, sciences, humanities, and the arts.        tice stewardship in their daily lives.      tion education for your communities.
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                                                          Personnel Actions
              BITTERROOT NF                                          Retirements & Resignations                                Retirements & Resignations
             Awards & Promotions                           CARLSON, ERIK, lead forestry tech, Darby RD, resigna-      ANDERSON, BARBARA, legal instruments examiner, SO,
BIBLER, JEANNIE, cook, Trapper Creek JCC, perf award       tion                                                       resignation
BRITTING, JOHN C., forestry tech, Darby RD, perf           CORRIGAN, ROSEMARY, teacher, Anaconda JCC, retire-         HICKLE, RODNEY, supvry biological science tech, Hun-
award                                                      ment                                                       gry Horse RD, retirement
BROWN, BETH, cook, Trapper Creek JCC, perf award           HINMAN, TERRILL, training instructor business mgmt,        HODDER KOSS, BETH, writer editor, Hungry Horse RD,
CAMBELL, DAVID, district ranger, West Fork RD, perf        Trapper Creek JCC, retirement                              retirement
award                                                      FRANSISCO, JULIE, community health nurse, Anaconda         MARCURE, WILLIAM, information asst, Tally Lake RD,
CARROLL, REID, purch agent, Trapper Creek JCC, perf        JCC, resignation                                           retirement
award                                                      FRASER, JUDITH, supvry wilderness resource special-        POCHELON, REMY, forester, Swan Lake RD, retirement
CARROLL, REID, purch agent, Trapper Creek JCC, pro-        ist, West Fork RD, retirement                              REID, JAMES, geographic mapping system specialist,
motion                                                     LEITH, JEAN, admin officer, Anaconda JCC, retirement       SO, retirement
FARLEY, STARR, community health nurse, Trapper             MARSH, SHIRLEY, human resource asst, SO, retirement        STANLEY, MARK, law enforcement officer, Northwest
Creek JCC, perf award                                      MCCHESNEY, CURTIS, fire mgmt officer, West Fork RD,        Montana Zone, retirement
FISHER, JASON, wilderness ranger, West Fork RD, QSI        retirement
GORDON, PAT, accountant, SO, perf award                    STONER, DOUGLAS, forestry tech, Stevensville RD, re-                         HELENA NF
HAFFEY, RON, civilian conservation center director,        tirement                                                                Awards & Promotions
Anaconda JCC, perf award                                                                                              CAMPBELL, DARCEY, information technology special-
HAFFEY, RON, civilian conservation center director,          DAKOTA PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS                                ist, SO, QSI
Anaconda JCC, promotion                                                  Awards & Promotions                          CHANDLER, RITA, forestry tech, Gallatin NF, promo-
HANSEN, LOUISE MARY, cook, Trapper Creek JCC, perf         BRAUN, BERNADETTE, rangeland mgmt specialist,              tion, forestry tech (AFMO), SO
award                                                      Sheyenne RD, promotion                                     COSTAIN, WILLIAM, wildlife biologist, Helena RD, QSI
HARSHMAN-WARD, TERESA, admin officer, SO, perf                       Reassignments & Transfers                        FAUNTLEROY, JAN, biological scientist, SO, within-grade
award                                                      CARD, NATE, law enforcement officer, reassignment,         increase
HAWKINS, JOHN, asst fire mgmt officer-suppression,         Northern Oregon Zone                                       FINELY, ROSANNA, forestry tech, SO, promotion, for-
Sula RD, perf award                                        OWEN, SUSAN, GIS specialist, Mark Twain NF, reassign-      estry tech (dispatcher), SO
HAYES, TED, welder-training leader, Trapper Creek JCC,     ment, resource information specialist, SO                  FUCHS, MARGIE, resource specialist, SO, QSI
perf award                                                 WHITE BULL, MARCUS, range tech, Grand River RD,            GOBBS, DEENA, resource clerk, Townsend RD, QSI
HEALD, SUSAN, supvry biological scientist, SO, perf        transfer, rangeland mgmt specialist, Sheyenne RD           JOHNS, ROBERT, forestry tech, Butte RD, promotion,
award                                                                        New Employees                            forestry tech (timber), SO
HENDRON, PEGGY, admin officer, Trapper Creek JCC,          RIELY, DEBBIE, office automation clerk, career cond,       MCGREGOR, EUGENE, forestry tech (sale administra-
perf award                                                 McKenzie RD                                                tion), Mark Twain NF, promotion, forestry tech (tim-
HIGGINS, JEANNE, district ranger, Stevensville RD, pro-    SWENSON, STACY, rangeland mgmt specialist, Sheyenne        ber), SO
motion                                                     RD                                                         MILBURN, DEBBIE, investigative asst, central Montana
HOYT, STEWART, asst fire mgmt officer-suppression,                   Retirements & Resignations                       zone, Helena, perf award
West Fork RD, perf award                                   GIESE, MARVIN, forester, McKenzie RD, retirement                     Reassignments & Transfers
HOYT, STEWART, asst fire mgmt officer-suppression,                                                                    McATEE, RICHARD, forestry tech, Lincoln RD, transfer
West Fork RD, perf award                                                   FLATHEAD NF                                to forestry tech, Flathead NF
JARUSSI, ANTHONY, recreation asst, Trapper Creek                         Awards & Promotions                          ROBINSON, TYLER, forestry tech, Gallatin NF, reassign-
JCC, perf award                                            CALLOWAY, CATHERINE, forester, SO, promotion               ment to law enforcement officer, Helena RD
JOHNSON, KIM, supvry forester, Stevensville RD, QSI        CARR, DARRELL, supvry forestry tech, SO, QSI                                New Employees
KASTNER, JOHN, social service asst, Trapper Creek JCC,     DEHERRERA, JIMMY, district ranger, Hungry Horse RD,        JOHNSON, OWEN, forestry tech, career cond appt,
perf award                                                 QSI                                                        Townsend RD
KNEZ, NORMA, cook, Trapper Creek JCC, perf award           DOMINICK, DEBORAH, cartographic tech, SO, promo-           HEKRDLE, TAMARA, forestry tech, career cond appt,
MAINEY, TINA, purch agent, SO, promotion                   tion                                                       Townsend RD
MAJORS, MARCIA, teacher, Trapper Creek JCC, perf           INGEBRETSON, JOHN, forestry tech, Swan Lake RD,            SCOTT, SARA, archaeologist, conversion to term appt,
award                                                      promotion                                                  LCNF/HNF SO
MARVIN, ELEANOR, acting human resource officer, SO,        KING, DOUGLAS, electronic engineer, SO, promotion                   Retirements & Resignations
QSI                                                        LEDDY, PAIGE, law enforcement officer, NW Montana          CLIFFORD, THOMAS, SO, retirement
MENK, JEFFERY, teacher, Trapper Creek JCC, perf award      Zone, promotion                                            LARANCE, SHARLENE, realty specialist, SO, retirement
MOUA, CHIA, human resources specialist, SO, perf           MENGHINI, DENNIS, resource specialist, SO, QSI             NEAL, CHUCK, biological scientist, SO, retirement
award                                                      MUCKLOW STARLING, DEBORA, district ranger, Spot-           RICE, GEORGE, land surveyor, SO, retirement
NEYEHUIS, WARREN, teacher, Trapper Creek JCC, perf         ted Bear RD, promotion
award                                                      OWENS, RICHARD, supvry forestry tech, Spotted Bear                 IDAHO PANHANDLE NF
RUSSELL, JANET, resource asst, Darby RD, promotion         RD, promotion                                                           Awards & Promotions
SER VOSS, RITA, office automation asst, Trapper Creek      PALMERTON, SHERRIL, IT specialist, SO, promotion           NORTH, DAVID, supvry forestry tech, St Joe RD, pro-
JCC, perf award                                            PROCTOR, ERIC, IT specialist, R4, Salmon-Challis NF,       motion
STANHOPE, CHRISTY, cook, Trapper Creek JCC, perf           lead electronic tech, SO, promotion                        REEVES, JOHN, forestry tech, Bonners Ferry RD, pro-
award                                                      REUTER, JAMES, supvry forestry tech, Tally Lake RD,        motion
TROTTER, NANCY, business mgmt asst, Stevensville RD,       promotion                                                  MUNCEY, DAVID, electronics tech, IPNF SO, promotion
perf award                                                 RIVERA, SHERRY, IT specialist, SO, promotion               GREEN, ARLENE, information technology specialist,
WOODS, LINDA, civilian conservation center director,       WEHUNT, WILLIAM, supvry forestry tech, Spotted Bear        promotion
Trapper Creek JCC, perf award                              RD, promotion                                              KUNKEL, MICA, forestry tech, Avery RD, promotion
ZIMMERMAN, PETE, biological scientist, SO, QSI                       Reassignments & Transfers                        ORTON, JENNIFER, forestry tech, Bonners Ferry RD,
          Reassignments & Transfers                        CARBONARI, SETH, supvry forestry tech, Swan Lake           promotion
PATTERSON, DAISY, apprentice, Stevensville RD, reas-       RD, to supvry forestry tech, Tally Lake RD, reassignment   LOPER, RITA, contract specialist, IPNF SO, promotion
signment                                                                     New Employees                            KOCH, ANGELIC, forestry tech, Sandpoint RD, perf
                 New Employees                             COOPER, SARAH, forestry tech, Swan Lake RD, career         award
BLEILE, BARBARA, nurse, Anaconda JCC, career cond          cond appointment                                           REASOR, JAMES, forestry tech, Sandpoint RD, perf
appointment                                                MCGUIRE, KYLE, archaeologist, SO, conversion to ca-        award
MACK, SANDRAH, forester, West Fork RD, reinstatement       reer cond appointment
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                                                           Personnel Actions
BUTLER, DEBBI, forester, Priest Lake RD, perf award                  Retirements & Resignations                      ELLINGTON, WAYNE supvry forestry tech , Fire, Avia-
DEFORD, LORI, forestry tech, IPNF SO, perf award            MYERS, GRADY, visual information specialist, IPNF SO,    tion, and Air, perf award
SCHAIBLE, FELICIANA, law enforcement clerk, IPNF            disability retirement                                    ERICKSON, RONALD, forester, RMLHW, QSI
SO, perf award                                              REECE, RANDY, forestry tech, Fernan RD, disability re-   FINNEGAN, PATRICK, criminal investigator, LEI, pro-
MUELLER, ANDREW, office automation clerk, IPNF SO,          tirement                                                 motion
perf award                                                  SHEPARD, RALPH, information resource manager, CDA        FOX, BRUCE, rangeland mgmt specialist, Forest and
JOHNSON, STEVE, forester, IPNF SO                           River RD, retirement                                     Range, QSI
FAULKNER, DAVID, forester, IPNF SO, perf award              PERRY, ROBERT, forestry tech, Sandpoint RD, retirement   HAMERS, LAURIE, supvry contract specialist, Acquisi-
REEVES, JOHN, forestry tech, Bonners Ferry RD, perf         JERMAN, JASON, computer asst, St Maries RD, retire-      tion Mgmt, QSI
award                                                       ment                                                     HASTIE, LINDA, mgmt asst, AS, perf award
STERNBERG, TIMOTHY, forestry tech, Bonners Ferry            ORTON, JOHN, supervisory forestry tech, CDA River        HAYES, ANDREW, supvry forestry tech, Fire, Aviation,
RD, perf award                                              RD, retirement                                           and Air, QSI
PEARCE, MARY ELLEN, information technology spe-             LOWELL, JOHN, civil engineering tech, Sandpoint RD,      HILLIARD, ELAINE, grants and agreements spec, Ac-
cialist, IPNF SO, perf award                                retirement                                               quisition Mgmt, QSI
TENSMEYER, GREG, information technology special-            LIONBERGER, BERNARD, forest aviation officer, IPNF       KINDERMAN, JEFFREY, supvry forestry tech, Fire, Avia-
ist, perf award                                             SO, retirement                                           tion, and Air, perf award
SHEPHERD, LARRY, construction repair, IPNF SO, perf         SMITH, MARK, supervisory forestry tech, St Joe RD,       LESTER, CAROLE, human resources asst, Human Re-
award                                                       retirement                                               sources, perf award
CHURCH, DEBI, procurement tech, IPNF SO, perf award                                                                  LOESCH, ELLEN, human resources asst, Human Re-
KNODEL, DOROTHY, budget and analysis, IPNF SO, perf                  LEWIS AND CLARK NF                              sources, perf award
award                                                                    Awards & Promotions                         LUSTGRAAF, SARA, visual info specialist, MTDC, QSI
FISCHER, FRED, contract specialist, IPNF SO, perf award     COLBY, KIP, forestry tech, White Sulphur Springs RD,     MACEO, HARRIS, supvry accountant, FRES, QSI
TRAINER, NANCY, contract specialist, IPNF SO, perf          promotion to supvry forestry tech                        MAHALOVICH, MARY F, forester, Forest and Range, perf
award                                                       INABNIT, KYLE, forestry tech, White Sulphur Springs      award
HOUSE, PATRICIA, contract specialist, IPNF SO, perf         RD, promotion to supvry forestry tech                    MCCART, KATHLEEN, IT specialist, HR, perf award
award                                                       NOEL, MIKE, supvry forestry tech, SO, promotion          MONACO, ANGELINE, secretary, Regional Forester’s
LOPER, RITA, contract specialist, IPNF SO, perf award                 Reassignments & Transfers                      Office, QSI
COOKE, CAROL, procurement tech, IPNF SO, perf award         EBY, LORI, accounting tech, SO, reassignment to pro-     OLIVAREZ, JAMES, rangeland mgmt specialist, Forest
KAYNE, BOBBI, supvry purch agent, IPNF SO, perf award       curement tech                                            and Range, perf award
FRANK, ROBYN, grants and agreements specialist, IPNF        GREEN, WAYNE, hydrologist, Cibola NF, reassignment       ONKEN, TODD, supvry forestry tech, Fire, Aviation, and
SO, perf award                                              to hydrologist, SO                                       Air, QSI
WOODLAND, TERESA, resource asst, IPNF SO, perf              MURPHY, TANYA, forester, Cibola NF, reassignment to      OUDMAN, JOSH, criminal investigator, LEI, perf award
award                                                       forester, White Sulphur Springs RD                       RAMOS, SANDI, human resources specialist, Human
RUSSELL, SALLY, computer specialist, IPNF SO, perf          THEISEN, CHRIS, hotshot superintendent, SO, transfer     Resources, perf award
award                                                       to fire mgmt officer, Okanogan-Wenatchee NF                                                         ,
                                                                                                                     ROUSE, SARA, soil scientist (SCEP), WWFRP promotion
GIOVANELLI, DANIELA, resource asst, IPNF SO, perf                            New Employees                           RUSHO, NANCY, geologist, RMLHW promotion
award                                                       TOMASIK, ERIC, wildlife biologist, career cond appt,     RUSHO, NANCY, geologist, RMLHW, perf award
STEPHENSON, WENDY, purch agent, IPNF SO, perf               Judith RD                                                SCOTT, GLENDA, forester, Forest & Range, QSI
award                                                                Retirements & Resignations                      SELLS, CHARLES, supvry forester, Forest and Range, perf
ZORTMAN, JANET, information receptionist, IPNF SO,          ACKERMAN, VILMA, computer asst, SO, retirement           award
perf award                                                  DECKER, MONTANA, information technology special-         SHARP, DOROTHY supvry resource spec, State and Pri-
BOHON, TRACY, office automation clerk, IPNF SO, perf        ist, SO, retirement                                      vate Forestry, QSI
award                                                       GODTEL, DON, wildlife biologist, SO, retirement          SHOLTY, LYNNE, grants and agreements spec, State and
REICHERT, GEORGINE, civilian pay clerk, IPNF SO, perf                                                                Private Forestry, QSI
award                                                                   REGIONAL OFFICE                              STEFFENSEN, DONNA, human resources specialist,
JOHNSON, LESTER, copier/duplicating equipment op-                        Awards & Promotions                         Human Resources, perf award
erator, IPNF SO, perf award                                 ADAMS, GUY, realty specialist, RMLHW, perf award         TUCK, THOMAS, human resources asst, Human Re-
RAINIO, TANA, supvry budget & accounting analysis,          BEACH, SONDRA, business mgmt asst, Engineering, QSI      sources, perf award
IPNF SO, perf award                                         BECKES, MIKE, archeologist, RMLHW, perf award                      Reassignments & Transfers
MOTTERN, BERTALEE, supvry property mgmt, IPNF               BECKLEY, ROBERT, engineering tech, MTDC, promo-          GARDINER, PAMELA, director, EAP, reassignment
SO, perf award                                              tion                                                                                                   ,
                                                                                                                     NICCOLUCCI, MICHAEL, regional economist, EAP re-
BEHRENDS, ELIZABETH, information technology spe-            BOLLENBACHER, BARRY, forester, Forest and Range,         assignment
cialist, IPNF SO, perf award                                perf award                                               RACKLEY, MARION, admin officer, MTDC, reassign-
EBERLEY, PAULETTE, civil engineering tech, IPNF SO,         BOYER, WILLIS, fleet and equipment specialist, Engi-     ment
QSI                                                         neering, QSI                                                              New Employees
GREEN, ARLENE, information technology specialist,           BRANDEBERRY, DALE, supvry laws enforcement officer,      PETERS, ROBERT, law enforcement officer, LEI, career
IPNF SO, perf award                                         LEI, QSI                                                 cond
STROHMEYER, JAKE, civil engineering tech, IPNF SO,          CAMERON, MARGIE, forestry, tech, Forest and Range,       SCHULDHEISZ, CHRISTINE, audiovisual production
perf award                                                  perf award                                               specialist, Public and Govt Relations, career intern
          Reassignments & Transfers                         CHARLES-STICKNEY, BUNNI, mgmt asst, AS, promo-                     Retirements & Resignations
NEWTON, LONNIE, asst fire mgmt officer, Avery RD,           tion                                                     CHARLEY, DEBBY, Human Resources, retirement
reassignment to supervisory natural resource specialist     CHEW, CHARLES, budget analyst, RFO, QSI                  HASTIE, LINDA, Admin Support, retirement
(AFMO), Sandpoint RD                                        CHIGBROW, MARYLOU, human resources asst, Fire,                              ,
                                                                                                                     MAY, BRUCE, WWR&RP retirement
ORTON, JENNIFER, forestry tech, Bonners Ferry RD,           Aviation, and Air, perf award                            RICHARDSON, RODD, Fire, Aviation, and Air, retire-
reassignment to lead forestry tech, Fernan RD               COLLING, GENE, audio-visual production specialist,       ment
REEVES, JOHN, forestry tech (temp), Bonners Ferry RD,       Public and Govt Relations, perf award                                                 ,
                                                                                                                     RUEDIGER, WILLIAM, WWF&RP retirement
reassignment to forestry tech, (career cond appt),          DEWOLF, STACIE, forester, Forest and Range, QSI
Bonners Ferry RD                                            DICKERSON, GARY, forester, Forest and Range, QSI
PETESCH, STEVEN, forestry tech (term), Bonners Ferry        EDWARDS, ROBIN, land law examiner, RMLHW, perf
RD, reassignment to forestry tech (career cond appoint),    award
Bonners Ferry RD
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           National Forest Service Reunion
                    in September
F
   orest Service retirees and friends will      from Portland on the south bank of the               Liz Kraiter, Registrar
   gather on September 4–9 in Portland,         Columbia River at Interstate Highway 5,              23337 Miller Court
   OR, at the Jantzen Beach DoubleTree          exit 308. To have a registration package             Woodburn, OR 97071
Hotel for the fourth national reunion of        mailed to you, send your name and mailing            E-mail: lkraiter@easystreet.com
agency retirees. The hotel is about 6 miles     address to:




Magic Cleanup                                                  —Dixie Dies, Bitterroot National Forest




T
    he highway near the Stevensville Ranger     event just happened to coincide with Hal-
    Station in the Bitterroot Valley of Mon-    loween. Were the people responsible “spirits”
    tana is magically de-littered as part of    of the season or ranger district staff in
the annual highway cleanup day. And the         clever disguises!
                                                                                                         Lynne Dickman (left) and Don Stadler



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