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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
November 3, 2011
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (172) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 11/15/2011
Information Bulletin No. 2012-009
 
To:                   AFOs
                        Attn:    State Interpretive Leads
                        State Environmental Education Coordinators
                        State Heritage Education Leads
                        State National Landscape Conservation System Leads
 
From:               Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community
                        Partnerships
 
Subject:            Recognizing Accomplishments of Interpretive Associations and Friends
Groups:  Nominations for the 2012 Bureau of Land Management Public Lands
Partnership Excellence Award                                                 DD: 01/13/2012
 
This Information Bulletin invites each BLM State Office to nominate one outstanding interpretive association (IA) or friends group for the 2012 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Public Lands Partnership Excellence Award. The award will be presented by the Director or his representative in conjunction with the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) Annual Convention, held March 4-8, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Travel for one representative of the winning IA or friends group will be funded by the Washington Office. Information on APPL and the convention can be found at http://www.appl.org.
 
The Public Lands Partnership Excellence Award recognizes an IA or friends group that has a formal assistance agreement with the BLM and has demonstrated exceptional support for the BLM’s interpretive, environmental education, and/or public outreach programs.  Such support may have included financial assistance, contributions to the production of outstanding interpretive or educational materials, development or presentation of interpretive programs, help with obtaining grants, and other efforts to assist the BLM in accomplishing its interpretive or educational goals. Previous award recipients have included the Public Lands Interpretive Association (nationwide), the San Juan Mountains Association (Colorado), the Glen Canyon Natural History Association (Arizona), the Empire Ranch Foundation (Arizona), and the Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center (Alaska).
 
Each State may nominate one IA or friends group for the award following the instructions included with the attached nomination criteria. Please submit your nomination package (narrative, four copies of any backup materials, and a CD with electronic files) by second-day Federal Express to the address below, or by email to BCandela@blm.gov
Brianna Candelaria
BLM – Division of Education, Interpretation and Partnerships
20 M Street, SE, Room 2134 LM
Washington, DC 20003
Tel.: (202) 912-7583 
Award nominations are due by January 13, 2012. Should you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to contact Brianna at (202) 912-7583 or BCandela@blm.gov.
 
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Carl Rountree                                                              Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director, National Landscape                       Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Conservation System and Community Partnerships
 
 
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