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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
August 24, 2007
In Reply Refer To:
1115, 1200, 8300 (250/650) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 08/30/2007
Information Bulletin No. 2007-106
 
To:                   All WO Officials, AFOs
 
From:               Assistant Director, Communications
 
Subject:            BLM’s 2007 “Excellence in Interpretation or Environmental Education” Awards: Announcement of Winners
 
We are pleased to announce the selection of four winners in BLM’s 2007 “Excellence in Interpretation or Environmental Education” Awards competition. They are:
 
GOLD AWARD winner: Tammy Jakl, Interpretive Park Ranger, Fort Ord Project Office, Hollister, CA, for the wide variety of educational programs, activities, and materials she developed and presented about Fort Ord public lands, as well as the diversity of audiences she reached.
SILVER AWARD winner: Diane Drobka, Public Affairs Specialist, Safford Field Office, AZ, for her contributions to the development, production, and marketing of the Southeastern Arizona Birding Trail MapGuide, an enthusiast’s guide to 52 birding sites in southeastern Arizona.
SILVER AWARD winner: Joy Fatooh, Wildlife Biologist, Bishop Field Office, CA, for her contributions to the creation of In the Alabama Hills of Lone Pine, California: Movie Road Self-Guided Tour, a guide to ten locations that served as the settings for classic Hollywood movies.
SILVER AWARD winner: Brenda Wilkinson, Archaeologist, Socorro Field Office, NM, for her efforts to tell the story of New Mexico’s historic Magdalena Stock Driveway Trail through web presentations, outreach to schools, and other approaches.
 
Each of this year’s winners has done exceptional work with partners and communities to create meaningful interpretive and/or educational experiences and materials for public lands users. Winners were selected from a slate of BLM nominees by a review panel comprised of BLM staff and partner-group representatives.
 
Our GOLD and SILVER award winners have been invited to attend the “Excellence in Interpretation” awards ceremony on November 8, 2007, to be held in conjunction with the National Association for Interpretation’s (NAI) 2007 National Interpreters Workshop. 
 
This year’s workshop will be held November 6-10, 2007, in Wichita, Kansas. Winners of the U.S. Forest Service’s “Gifford Pinchot Award,” the National Park Service’s “Freeman Tilden Award,” the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “Hiram M. Chittenden Award,” the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s “Sense of Wonder Award,” and NAI’s “Master Interpreter Award” will also be acknowledged during this ceremony.
 
Congratulations to our award winners and thanks to all who participated in this year’s awards competition. Should you have any questions, please contact Amy Galperin, BLM’s Lead for Interpretation, at (303) 239-3960, or myself at (202) 452-5078.
 
Signed by:                                                       
Authenticated by:
Bob Johns                                                       
Robert M. Williams
Acting, Assistant Director                                
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Communications
 
 

 
Last updated: 10-21-2009