NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 25, 2012 - Bill Davis, a long time Landscape Architect for the Tahoe National Forest received the Engineering Technician of the Year Award for the Pacific Southwest Region for outstanding technical expertise in programs, designs, development, construction and maintenance. "I am very pleased that Bill was recognized by the Region for his consistently outstanding work. He always takes on added duties and applies his common sense approach, knowledge of construction processes and materials with his abilities in visual design. Bill is recognized throughout the forest for his outstanding work ethic combined with a sense of humor and ability to work well with employees, the public, and contractors. This engineering award is especially unique as Bill is a Landscape Architect," stated Tom Quinn, Tahoe National Forest Supervisor.
Davis was acknowledged for his continued commitment to the Forest's accessibility program, helping to design and retrofit campgrounds, picnic areas, and nature trails to better accommodate wheelchairs and other accessibility needs. He has been instrumental in the design and administration of two campground reconstruction projects as well as the implementation of new toilet facilities throughout the Forest. He was involved in the design of the new District Ranger Station and warehouse facility in Truckee. He has been active in providing the visual assessments for various projects throughout the forest including the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) relicensing projects and he was instrumental in the TNF receiving funding for a major trail project on the American River Ranger District. Davis will be nominated for a similar award at the National level.
Davis has worked on the Tahoe National Forest for 32 years. As a resident of Nevada County for most of his life and attending Nevada Union High School, he started working summers for the Tahoe National Forest as an engineering technician while attending Sierra College.
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