Arlington, Virginia, March 18 – Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of DU’s 2005 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards today at the 70 Annual North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
DU’s Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have made exceptional contributions to wetlands and waterfowl conservation in North America. The awards are presented in seven categories. This year’s winners are:
Category - Winner
Federal Representative – Senator Mike Crapo Bio Link
Federal Agency (United States) – Matthew J. Hogan Bio Link
Federal Agency (Canada) – Samy Watson Bio Link
State/Provincial – Nick Lyman Bio Link
Research/Technical – David R. Anderson Bio Link
Private Citizen – Charles Lane Bio Link
Communications – Chris Madson Bio Link
Dr. Alan Wentz, DU’s Group Manager for Conservation Programs, presented the awards. "Each of these individuals has made a significant, positive difference in the effort to conserve North America’s waterfowl and their habitats," said Wentz. "It is both a privilege and a pleasure to recognize such outstanding partners in conservation."
With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest wetlands and waterfowl conservation organization. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands – nature’s most productive ecosystems – and continues to lose more than 100,000 wetland acres each year.