U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
Print Page
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
April 12, 2010
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (172) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 04/14/2010
Information Bulletin No. 2010-062
 
To:                   All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
 
From:               Director, Office of National Landscape Conservation System and
Community Partnerships
 
Subject:            2010 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Award Winners Announced
 
We are pleased to announce the selection of four individuals, two groups, one couple, and one Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee to receive BLM’s 2010 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards for outstanding volunteer service or Volunteer Program leadership on the public lands.  
 
The volunteers selected (with the locations of their volunteer work) are:
  • John Scheuring,Ironwood Forest National Monument, AZ 
  • Piedras Blancas Light Station Outstanding Natural Area’s Volunteers, CA
  • Matt Dillon, Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, MT
  • Red Rock Canyon Cultural Resource Team, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV 
  • Pat and Chuck Williams, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV
  • Khrystyl Best, Fisherman’s Bend Recreation Site, OR
  • Chuck Frazier, Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, OR 
Noel Stephens, California Desert District, CA, is the winning BLM employee.
 
Summaries of our winners’ accomplishments are attached for your information. It is noteworthy that this year, which marks the tenth anniversary of BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS), fully half of our winners are being recognized for their work to benefit NLCS units. 

A national panel of BLM and partner representatives selected the award winners from a large slate of nominees submitted by BLM State Offices.  The winners were selected for their exceptional contributions to conservation and management of the public lands.  We thank all of the offices that submitted nominations; as in the past, there were many great candidates deserving of recognition.

The winning volunteers and BLM employee winner will be honored at a special awards ceremony on May 5, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The BLM Washington Office will pay associated travel costs for the winners or, in the case of the groups, a winner representative from each. 

Should you have questions about this year’s volunteer awards, please contact Mary Tisdale, Chief, Division of Education, Interpretation & Partnerships, at (202) 912-7450 or Mary_Tisdale@blm.gov.   Thank you for your continued support of the BLM Volunteer Program.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                               Authenticated by:
Jeff Jarvis                                                                                 Robert M. Williams
Acting, Director                                                                        Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Office of National Landscape Conservation System
   and Community Partnerships
 
 
1 Attachment

 
Last updated: 04-16-2010