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Outstanding Volunteers, Employees Recognized
BLM Presents Volunteer Awards for 2004
The Bureau of Land Management's 2004 "Making a Difference" National Volunteer Award Winners: George Baland of California, Diane DeLano of Florida, Alvin McLane of Nevada, Kay Millar and Robyn MacDuff of the Raptor Inventory and Nest Survey of Utah, James Hutchins of Oregon, Gayle Irwin of Wyoming, John Rose of Arizona, Kathy Bailey of Utah, Carole Adams of California, and Bob Bailey of Utah. PHOTO BY KEVIN FLYNN, BLM

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Seven individuals, one volunteer group, and two Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees have been selected to receive BLM's 2004 "Making a Difference" National Volunteer Awards for outstanding volunteer service or volunteer program leadership on the public lands.

BLM Director Kathleen Clarke presented the awards to the winning volunteers and BLM employee winners at a special awards ceremony on June 3, 2004, in Washington, D.C.

The volunteers honored (with the locations of their volunteer work) are: Carole Adams, Cambria, CA; George Baland, Ridgecrest, CA; Diane DeLano, Mims, FL; Alvin McLane, Reno, NV; James H. Hutchins, Medford, OR; Bob and Kathy Bailey, Moab, UT; and the Raptor Inventory and Nest Survey (RINS) Group, Sandy, UT. The BLM employees selected this year are John Rose, Kingman, AZ, and Gayle M. Irwin, National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Casper, WY.

A national panel of BLM and partner representatives selected the award winners from more than 40 nominations submitted by the BLM State Offices and the National Interagency Fire Center. The winners were selected for their exceptional contributions to conservation and management of the public lands. As in the past, there were many great candidates deserving of recognition.

Last Updated: June 4, 2004

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