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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Washington, DC 20240
 
May 6, 2011
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (172) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 05/11/2011
Information Bulletin No. 2011-052
 
To:                   All WO Officials, AFOs
 
From:               Director, Office of National Landscape Conservation System and
Community Partnerships
 
Subject:           BLM’s 2011 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Award Winners
 
We are pleased to announce the selection of five individuals, three couples, and one Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee to receive BLM’s 2011 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards for outstanding volunteer service or Volunteer Program leadership on the public lands. New to the program this year, the “Lifetime Achievement” award category elicited substantial interest and numerous nominations; as indicated below, four nominees were selected for recognition in that category.
 
The volunteers selected (with the locations of their volunteer work) are:
  • Robert E. Lee,Lake Havasu Field Office, AZ – Lifetime Achievement
  • Jim and Nancy Noethe,Safford Field Office, AZ
  • Dee and Betty Zeller, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, CA – Lifetime Achievement
  • Duane Wilson, Challis Field Office, ID
  • Jesse and Jo Ann Perry,Carlsbad Field Office, NM
  • Charles (Chuck) M. Redman, Las Cruces District Office, NM – Lifetime Achievement
  • Johnson Stearns, Roswell Field Office, NM – Lifetime Achievement
  • Noel Poe, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT 
Bill Papich, Farmington Field Office, NM, is the winning BLM employee.
 
Summaries of our winners’ accomplishments are attached for your information.  

A national panel of BLM specialists 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 26, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The BLM Washington Office will pay associated travel costs for the winners. 

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:
Carl Rountree                                                               Robert M. Williams
Director, National Landscape Conservation                 Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
    System and Community Partnerships
 
 
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