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As a person who started her Forest Service Career (now 25 + years) working in campgrounds, I feel that what the FS doesn't get is that having a FS staff presence in campgrounds is many times the only possitive interaction the public has with the agency. You can't contract that out. It's the people in the green uniforms walking around, talking to folks that's important. No wonder the public has a low opinion of the agency! It was a perfect summer job, didn't pay that much, but enough to get the idea that I wanted to work for the agency. Now those opportunities aren't there. I think it's a shame.
I also spent my childhood camping in National Parks and Forests and that's how I decided to go into Forestry as a career.
FS employees need to get back out to the land and out of the office!
posted 2 years, 5 months ago
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