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Release Date: 07/27/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins 307-261-7603    

Sarah Bucklin Chosen to Attend 2009 TWS Leadership Institute

Sarah Bucklin, an Environmental Protection Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming High Plains District Coal Program, has been selected as one of 15 wildlife professionals to participate in the Wildlife Society’s 2009 Leadership Institute program.

Sarah Bucklin.
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Bucklin recently completed a Master of Science degree in Zoology with the University of Wyoming where she studied potential roles that insects play in greater sage-grouse life history and sagebrush communities. Throughout her graduate program, she maintained a 4.0 GPA. 

A committee of TWS members and staff selected early-career wildlife professionals for participation in the Leadership Institute based on the applicant’s academic record, demonstrated leadership capability or potential and demonstrated level of excellence in their current position.

“I am honored and greatly appreciate the opportunity to receive leadership training from my professional organization. I look forward to enhancing my leadership potential and effectiveness within both The Wildlife Society and BLM,” noted Bucklin. “I hope to inspire and mentor students and others who care about natural resource management.”

From May through September, the participants will complete a wide variety of exercises which include reading and interpreting leadership materials, presenting to peer groups, working collaboratively with each other, leading discussions, and developing summary documents regarding professional leadership. During the 2009 TWS Annual Conference in Monterey, the participants will meet for discussions, serve as mentors for students attending the conference, and attend Council meetings.

TWS is a scientific and educational organization dedicated to enhancing the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure the responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society. TWS also is an advocate for science-based wildlife policy. For more information visit

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 07-27-2009