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Pagosa Ranger District wins award

Staff Writer

SUN photo/Melissa Stedman District Ranger Kevin Khung of the Pagosa Ranger District accepted the award for 2012 District of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region. The district is one of 53 in the region. The district also received a hand-crafted Aldo Leopold bench, symbolizing the longtime Forest Service employee’s commitment to living simply and lightly on the land.

SUN photo/Melissa Stedman
District Ranger Kevin Khung of the Pagosa Ranger District accepted the award for 2012 District of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region. The district is one of 53 in the region. The district also received a hand-crafted Aldo Leopold bench, symbolizing the longtime Forest Service employee’s commitment to living simply and lightly on the land.

On April 9, the Pagosa Springs Ranger District was named United States Forest Service Rocky Mountain Regional District of the Year for outstanding efforts in 2012.

According to the Regional Foresters Honor Award Recognition, the District of the Year award is, “For the District who demonstrates leadership, teamwork, community connection, responsiveness to challenges, innovation, creativity, workforce vitality and morale, and resource stewardship.”

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This story was posted on May 16, 2013.