Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Friday, October 22, 2010


I was asked a couple of days ago if I would be interested in being the implementation leader for the Burned Area Emergency Rehab (BAER) for the Twitchell Canyon fire. I went into the office to discuss the possibility today. Spent most of the morning reviewing and recommending a few changes to a contract and started into the report made to request the money to do the rehab. The changed contract has been submitted for contracting and I have agreed to take the lead in implementation. Included in this package is the BAER for the Coffee Pot fire on the Manti-LaSal that I was on a few weeks ago as part of the team managing it. It is only two small areas totaling 35 acres there.

It really made me feel good to have them ask me to help with this. It is a project funded for about $5.5 million that will mostly be done in the next two or three months. Lots of things are going to be going on (mostly monitoring flying seed and mulch onto the burned area) for me when the contract gets awarded.

Looking forward to the challenge and to the work. It will be nice to know that the fires have been properly put to bed too. AND...It's nice to be the one that makes that call.


Looney said...

Always good to keep busy.

Dee Ice Hole said...

Guess that's the price I have to pay for arm chair quaterbacking.