“You are amazing!  In January of 2014, YSS transformed itself into an independent, self-governing organization to find collaborative solutions to the challenges of Rim Fire recovery and restoration.  One of the roles you discussed for the newly reorganized YSS was “standing in the breach” to defend collaboratively developed, sensible solutions and you are certainly stepping up to the plate.  I and others from a number of citizen collaboratives around the West are watching your incredible efforts with interest and hope.”

Gary Severson, Nationally Recognized Regionalist, Member USDA Forest Service National Collaborative Cadre