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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
February 5, 2008
 
In Reply Refer To:
8300 (WO-172) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/05/2008
Information Bulletin No. 2008-033
 
To:                   AFOs
                        Attn: State Interpretive Leads
 
From:               Director, Office of the National Landscape Conservation System
                        & Community Programs
 
Subject:           Recognizing Accomplishments of Interpretive Associations and Friends Groups: Nominations for the 2008 BLM Public Lands Partnership Excellence Award                                                                                                         DD: 2/15/2008
 
Program Areas: Interpretation; Partnerships
                                                                                               
Purpose:  This Information Bulletin (IB) invites BLM offices to nominate one outstanding interpretive association (IA) or friends group from your State for this year’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Public Lands Partnership Excellence Award.   The award will be presented by BLM Director Jim Caswell or his representative at the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) Annual Convention, held February 24-28, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. More information on APPL and the convention can be found at http://www.appl.org.
 
Policy/Action: Each State may nominate one IA or friends group for the BLM’s Public Lands Partnership Excellence Award, which recognizes an IA or friends group that has made a significant contribution to the BLM’s interpretive, environmental education, and/or public outreach programs. This award was created to stimulate and reward creative partnerships.
 
Following the instructions in Attachment 1, please submit your nomination package to Amy Galperin, BLM National Lead for Interpretation, Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado  80215. Award nominations are due by February 15, 2008.
 
Background: This award recognizes an IA or friends group that has a formal assistance agreement with the BLM and has shown exceptional support to the BLM’s interpretive, environmental education, and/or public outreach programs. (Please note that in late 2005, the BLM began using the term “interpretive association (IA)” rather than “cooperating association.”) 
This support may have included providing financial assistance, assisting in the production of outstanding interpretive or environmental education materials, developing or conducting interpretive programs, helping the BLM to obtain grants, or any other effort to help the BLM accomplish its interpretive or environmental education goals.
 
Previous award recipients have included the Public Lands Interpretive Association, the Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, the San Juan Mountains Association, Trail Tenders, Inc., and the Glen Canyon Natural History Association.
 
Timeframe:  Nominations are due by February 15, 2008.
 
Budget Impact:  None
 
Contact: Amy Galperin, BLM National Lead for Interpretation, at telephone (303) 239-3960 or e-mail Amy_Galperin@blm.gov. 
 
Signed by:                                                                   
Authenticated by:
Jeff Jarvis                                                                    
Robert M. Williams
Division Chief                                                              
Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
National Landscape Conservation System
 
 
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