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Peterson receives accolades from Forestry Partnership

Rachel Peterson, executive director of the Cloquet-based Minnesota Logger Education Program (MLEP), was recently awarded the Professional Development Award from the Minnesota Forest Resources Partnership (MFRP). The award recognizes an individual...

Minnesota Logger Education Program Executive Director Rachel Peterson (center) was awarded the Professional Development Award from the Minnesota Forest Resources Partnership (MFRP) at its board of directors’ meeting in Duluth March 16. MFRP Chair Cheryl Adams and Board Member Dennis Thompson presented the award. Contributed Photo
Minnesota Logger Education Program Executive Director Rachel Peterson (center) was awarded the Professional Development Award from the Minnesota Forest Resources Partnership (MFRP) at its board of directors’ meeting in Duluth March 16. MFRP Chair Cheryl Adams and Board Member Dennis Thompson presented the award. Contributed Photo

Rachel Peterson, executive director of the Cloquet-based Minnesota Logger Education Program (MLEP), was recently awarded the Professional Development Award from the Minnesota Forest Resources Partnership (MFRP).

The award recognizes an individual's service and leadership to the forestry community, and to advancing the mission of the MFRP to implement, coordinate, and educate members and others on scientifically based, and technically and economically feasible forest management practices.

According to Aitkin County Land Commissioner Mark Jacobs, who nominated Peterson for the award, "No one has done more in logger recruitment and retention and in recognition of good performance, cross-training with field foresters, and many other things than has Rachel Peterson.

"I know and see firsthand her dedication to, not only the logging community, but everything else that is attached to that community," Jacobs noted.

The award was presented at the quarterly meeting of the MFRP Board of Directors held in Duluth March 16.

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