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Washington, D.C. 20240
November 30, 2007
In Reply Refer To:
6500 (230) P
Information Bulletin No. 2008-019
To:                   All Field Officials                     
From:               Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning
Subject:            Request for Nominations for Natural Resource Conservation Awards for the 2008 North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                DD: 01/31/2008
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 years meeting, which is scheduled March 24-27, 2008, in Phoenix, Arizona. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2008. Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:
Karl Urban Celebrating Wild Flowers Award
Conservation Project Award
Conservation Leadership Award
Linda Siebert Career Achievement Award
The first three awards are being presented jointly by the BLM and the FS to recognize outstanding contributions for individuals or organizations who demonstrate exemplary work in the conservation and management of fish, wildlife and native plant resources on public land administered by the BLM and the 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 consider individuals or organizations that deserve national recognition by BLM’s Director and the FS Chief. 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 and 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, 2008, 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 Geoffrey Walsh by e-mail 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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