Salmon-Challis National Forest project selected for award
The Salmon-Challis National Forest Fisheries Program/Yankee Fork Restoration Project has received the Chief’s Honor Award, the highest honor in the Forest Service.
The awards, which are presented annually in Washington, D.C., celebrate Forest Service employees who find innovative ways to embrace the goals of the agency’s strategic plan.
The Salmon-Challis Fisheries Program earned the award in the Sustaining Our Nation’s Forests and Grasslands category, a Forest Service news release said.
Bart Gamett, south zone fisheries biologist, and a group of collaborators developed and executed the implementation of a multiyear, multi-funded river restoration project in the Yankee Fork drainage, the release said. The Forest Service partnered with the Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, Idaho Fish and Game, Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation, J.R. Simplot Incorporation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Tiffany and Company Foundation, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Additional team members on the project are Cassie Wood, project manager, Trout Unlimited; Paul Drury, project manager, Bureau of Reclamation; and Evelyn Galloway, habitat biologist, Shoshone Bannock Tribe.
The project team has been working to successfully restore fish habitat in the Yankee Fork following 150 years of activities such as timber harvest, mining, road construction and fire suppression that have affected fish habitat in the Yankee Fork.
Bingham Memorial names Moore Employee of the Year
Karrie Moore has been named Bingham Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Year for 2017.
Moore has been a full-time hospital employee for 10 years, working in several different capacities. Today, she is a clinical analyst in the hospital’s information technology department, a hospital news release said.
All Bingham Memorial employees had the opportunity to nominate someone for Employee of the Year.
“Karrie repeatedly works from home or late at night to ensure things are running as designed, so that staff are not interrupted,” a co-worker wrote in their nomination.”She does all of this without the expectation of praise or a thank you. She does her job because she wants to make a difference for those that are front line in taking care of patients, and she wants to make their job easier to make the patient’s stay a much better experience.