Moulton honored as civil rights leader |

Moulton honored as civil rights leader

With her “can do” attitude and lifetime passion for civil rights, Anita Moulton was honored Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service with the agency’s Civil Rights Leader award for 2003.

Regional Forester Rick Cables presented the prestigious award to Moulton, a Glenwood Springs native, at a ceremony held in Denver before the entire Rocky Mountain Region leadership team.

Moulton has demonstrated leadership in civil rights during her nearly 20 years as an employee of the White River National Forest. She served as the Hispanic program manager during her entire career.

“Anita exemplifies leadership in civil rights by going out to the communities we serve and by taking positive actions to help others,” said Rifle District ranger Dave Silvieus, who works with Moulton on the agency’s civil rights program.

Moulton gained support for civil rights, and Hispanics in particular, by developing networks and partnerships throughout Glenwood Springs and nearby communities.

She developed a partnership with the state of Colorado through the Colorado Workforce Center and worked with the Youth in Natural Resources program to employ local youths on the Forest.

Teenagers have worked on range, recreation and trails projects. This past summer, she recruited two Hispanics and one African American into the program.

Moulton strengthened relationships in the Hispanic community by identifying sponsors to employ or provide volunteer opportunities for local minority youths.

She has participated in job fairs at the Glenwood Springs Mall and attended countless career days at local schools.

She also worked with YouthZone, Useful Public Services, Glenwood Springs Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office trustees and the Colorado West Mental Health girls program to promote opportunities for youths.

Moulton also initiated the Youth Outdoor Adventure Camp to give young people an opportunity to experience the outdoors and learn more about natural resource management.

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