Volume 7, Issue 1 - January/February 2014
Message from the Director
Welcome to the new year! There's something about beginning a new year that is always invigorating. For the Eastern Threat Center, 2014 marks the 10th year since our official inception. It's a good time to look back and assess our progress and achievements, and it's also a great time to look forward.
For me, the Center began in the summer of 2005, when I was selected as the inaugural Director (and sole employee at the time). But there had been significant effort expended before that in drafting a charter and laying the groundwork for a successful enterprise. The Center represented a new partnership among the deputy areas of the Forest Service and partnerships remain a hallmark of our efforts. So much so that every significant project that we do has one or more major partners outside the ranks of Forest Service Research and Development.
To all our partners and clients that bring so much value and meaning to our work, I heartily thank you and eagerly look forward to working together in the new year and the next decade.
- Danny C. Lee, Eastern Threat Center Director