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News Last Updated: Nov 15th, 2017 - 15:55:23


Ouachita National Forest employee receives 2017 Regional Forester’s Honor Award
By The Waldron News
Scott Saunders, a timber management assistant on the Ouachita National Forest received the 2017 Regional Forester’s Honor Award, during a ceremony at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain, Ga., Nov. 2. This year’s theme “Building a Legacy – Commitment to Excellence”, acknowledges Forest Service employees, work units, partnerships, and groups who have demonstrated a commitment in restoring, sustaining, and/or enhancing forestlands and natural resources in the Southern Region.
Saunders received the “Natural Resource Leadership award” for a number of activities including his leadership in the management of watersheds on the Forest during fiscal year 2017, and being instrumental in formalizing timber sales of over 53,000 ccf.  A unit of volume of 100 cubic feet is equal to 1 ccf. He works in the Cold Springs-Poteau Ranger District in Waldron, AR, and has been employed by the U.S. Forest Service for 29 years.
The Natural Resource Leadership award recognizes individuals or group of employees who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing the natural resources of the Southern Region.
“This may be an individual award, but it takes a whole team of people to do natural resource work,” Saunders said. “I am very lucky to have the support of everyone on the district and at the Supervisor’s Office.”