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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
 
December 3, 2008
 
In Reply Refer To:
6500 (230) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 12/05/2008
Information Bulletin No. 2009-028
 
To:                   All Field Officials                  
 
From:               Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning
 
Subject:           Request for Nominations for Natural Resource Conservation Awards for the
                        2009 North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference          DD: 01/31/2009
 
Each year, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director and the USDA Forest Service (FS) Chief host an awards reception at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference to recognize outstanding individual achievements by natural resources professionals in each agency. This Information Bulletin is a request for nominations for this year’s meeting, which is scheduled March 15-21, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia. Nomination forms should be postmarked no later than January 31, 2009. Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:
 
       Karl Urban Celebrating Wildflowers Award
       Conservation Project Award
       Conservation Partnership Award
       Linda Siebert Career Achievement Award
 
The first three awards are presented jointly by the BLM and FS to recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals and organizations that demonstrate exemplary conservation and management of fish, wildlife and native plant resources on public land administered by the BLM and FS. 
 
The Linda Siebert Award will be presented to a current or retired BLM employee who has made significant contributions to the conservation of fish, wildlife and botanic resources over the course of their career. Any outstanding botanist, fisheries/aquatic resource biologist, wildlife biologist, BLM State Office program lead, or BLM line manager is eligible to receive this award. All State Directors are encouraged to nominate individuals they feel should be recognized.
 
Please take a few minutes to nominate individuals or organizations that deserve national recognition by the Director of the BLM and Chief of the FS. Attached are the criteria to help evaluate and select nominees for these awards. If the group or project being nominated has a unique logo, we request the logo be attached with the nomination form.  
 
In developing your nominations, focus on key accomplishments of the nominees as they relate to the attached criteria, as well as overall benefits to fish, wildlife or botanic resources. Use the nomination form to document (either in paragraph or bullet format) how your nominee meets the nomination criteria. Please limit your submission to two pages, and forward your nominations electronically by January 31, 2009, to Geoffrey Walsh, Wildlife Biologist, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (WO-230). 
 
If you have any questions, or need additional information please contact Geoff by
e-mail at geoffrey_walsh@blm.gov, or by phone at (202) 452-5048.             
 
 
Signed by:                                                                 Authenticated by:
Edwin L. Roberson                                                    Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                                      Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Renewable Resources and Planning
 
 
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