The 2013 Regional Forester's Honor Awards were recently presented in a Missoula ceremony and included two members of the Bitterroot National Forest.

Keith Hackbarth and Ted Hayes (see photo) were honored with the "Creating a Safety Culture" award.

According to a press release, the two have worked on fall protection projects in and outside Region One of the Forest Service. They have developed a training book with the help of the Regional Safety Manager and have become instructors setting up hands-on training sessions.