Volume 10, Issue 3 - July/August 2016
Eastern and Western Threat Centers Meet with New Board of Directors
Compared to other Forest Service research entities, the Eastern and Western Environmental Threat Assessment Centers are unique in their organizational structures, areas of responsibility, and sources of funding. Because of this, the Centers are guided and supported by a Board of Directors (BOD) representing all three deputy areas of the Forest Service: Research & Development, National Forest System, and State & Private Forestry. Recently, Center Directors Danny Lee and Nancy Grulke traveled to the Washington, DC, for a two-day meeting with the BOD, whose members are relatively new to the role, while many Center staff members participated in the meeting virtually. Eastern Threat Center scientists presented research and tools to address large-scale questions and complex challenges related to wildland fire, water, invasive species, climate change, forest monitoring, and landscape ecology, followed by productive discussion and a renewed commitment to ongoing communication and engagement between Center staff and the new BOD.
Pictured: Center Directors Danny Lee and Nancy Grulke. Photos by U.S. Forest Service.