Regional Forester Randy Moore, presented each employee with a certificate inscribed with, “In recognition of your ability to remain calm and effective while rendering life-saving medical care to a fellow Forest Service employee. Your actions, in this unexpected and traumatic situation, reflect a notable level of training, experience, and professionalism.”
Employees include: Aaron Knudson, Ryan Vondriska, Regional Forester Randy Moore, Damian Rivadeneyra, Chris Voelker, Dustin Kaurich and Kyle Mitchell.
For information about the Plumas National Forest visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas and www.Facebook.com/usfsplumas .
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.