A little record spin horn tooting for a US Forest Service document published with two of my photos in it.
I do volunteer work with a local organization that raises funds for and then does the manual work of, expanding a system of hiking/biking trails around Pine and Strawberry, Arizona (I am working on a web site for them, still in draft, will be at http://pstrails.org/).
But I often take photos during our work session, sometimes for publishing stories for now on another local site. This included a series of stories (1, 2, 3) from March 2016 when we worked to install a bridge on the Bearfoot trail across a Pine Creek.
I was contacted more than a year ago from someone in the US Forest Service seeking permission to use two of my photos in the publication National Strategy for a Sustainable Trail System.
They did not seem to care about Creative Commons licensing, so I did fill out some kind of release document.
It’s finally out, and I got my copy in the mail today (the web version PDF does not seem to match the print).
My photos appear on page 3 on the page for “Shifting to a Model of Shared Stewardship”
That top photo is a volunteer named John, who is well known among us for creating the finishing touches on the smoothest trail stretches:
And the other is a group lead who are assembling the bridge beams
This might be among my proudest reuse of photos. Thanks Forest Service!
See more photos of our trail work https://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/tags/pstrails
Update Mar 3, 2018
Very proud indeed!
We hope @cogdog is as proud of seeing his work inside the @ForestService National Strategy for Sustainable Trail Systems, as we are of the work he and his crew do on the trails of Arizona! https://t.co/d21C4Sdmmv pic.twitter.com/vMCzra7b1C
— USDA Forest Service, SW (@ForestServiceSW) March 3, 2018
he is very proud and appreciates the recognition of the trail work we are doing in Pine/Strawberry. Thanks for including us in the Trail Strategy guide
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) March 3, 2018