San Juan National Forest receives regional award for 2016 accomplishments

Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service
San Juan National Forest representatives are honored at an award ceremony in Denver earlier this month. Pictured are, left to right, Rocky Mountain Regional Forester Brian Ferebee, San Juan National Forest Pagosa District Ranger Kevin Khung, Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla, Renewable Resources Staff Officer Anthony Madrid and Forest Supervisor Kara Chadwick, along with deputy regional foresters Jacque Buchanan and Maribeth Gustafson.

By Ann Bond
Special to The SUN

The San Juan National Forest was recognized earlier in February by the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region in Denver with a Regional Forester’s Honor Award for strengthening communities and connecting people to the outdoors, and ensuring forests deliver values, uses, products and services that people want and need.

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This story was posted on March 16, 2017.