An Unexpected Adventure

Hi Everyone!

As some of you may know, getting to work from home certainly has it’s perks. Getting to sneak a load of laundry in or a homemade meal into your work day is a real treat. On the other hand, you may not get outside as much as you’d like to throughout the day. Thankfully, as a Program Assistant for the National Recreation Fee Program, I occasionally get to reap the benefits of both worlds.

Every once in a while, I get invited to the Columbia River Gorge to watch an installation, learn what a day to day is for a front-liner, and see all the work the rec fee team does get implemented on the ground. I’ve had the chance to visit the Mt. Hood National Forest and the Sandy River Delta since I started my position. As more of our digital collection plans roll out, I’ll get the chance to visit more frequently!

On a national level, I will also be given the option to travel as little or as much as I would like to to National Forests that participated in out Recreation Fee Inquiry. Over the next few years, I will have the option to travel to some of these national forests all over the U.S. as I help implement the recommendations that resulted from the inquiry. Having the flexibility to do both frontline work as well as work remotely has been one of the best parts of my job!

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