Nan Christianson worked in many jobs during her three decades with the U.S. Forest Service. She considers them all gifts.
“I think that because I’ve been able to work with communities as well as with natural resources, it is fun to go back and see some of the things I have been a part of over the past 30 years that are making a difference in communities and in the mountains today”, said Christianson, Assistant Director for Communications at the Rocky Mountain Research Station, in Fort Collins, Colo.
Christianson is just one of the more than 35,000 employees whose work ensures the health of the nation’s 193 million acres of forests and grasslands. The series will introduce you to a variety of people and jobs, like the person who studies weather to help shape wildfire fighting techniques and the person who is helping to save a rare bird species in the Forest Service’s only rain forest.
See what else Christianson has to say in the Forest Service special feature Faces of the Forest, a bi-weekly feature by the Office of Communication to showcase the people, places and professions within the agency.