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CONSERVATION AWARDS

2015 Conservation Awards

Nominations for the 2015 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards are now open! The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Nominations should be sent by December 5, 2014, to: Liza Paqueo at lvpaqueo@fs.fed.us. If you have any questions, please call Greg Butcher at 202-644-4551 or email at gsbutcher@fs.fed.us. Please help us recognize the great work your colleagues are doing!

1) WATA Nomination Form

2) WATA Awards Criteria

3) About WATA

Read about the winners of the 2014 Conservation Awards (held in March in Denver, Colorado), by clicking on the link (12 MB, in pdf format).

The US Forest Service—National Forest System, State & Private Forestry, Research & Development, and International Programs—works with a wide range of partners here in the United States and overseas to conserve habitats and populations of birds, bats, butterflies, and dragonflies.

Visit the links below or to the right to learn more about how the agency is conserving each one:

  • Bats -- The Forest Service is working with Bat Conservation International, a non-governmental conservation organization that seeks to protect and enhance bat habitat as well as educate the public as to the critical roles bats play in a healthy ecosystem.
  • Birds -- Valued by the American public, birds are indicators of ecosystem health. The Forest Service has spent millions of dollars restoring habitats here in the United States. Through the Wings Across the Americas, the Forest Service works with partners to conserve wintering grounds in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Butterflies -- An exciting, new partnership, the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Initiative will link Federal and State/Provincial governmental agencies and non-governmental conservation groups in Canada, the US and Mexico together for a "flyway" approach to Monarch conservation. This initiative will involve many of our national forests as well as our private landowner partners in habitat enhancement, research and community education for Monarch conservation.
  • Dragonflies -- Forest Service International Programs is working with partners on the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership (MDP), a collaboration of dragonfly experts, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, and federal agencies across the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The partnership was formed in 2010 with the goal of better understanding and conserving North America’s dragonfly migration.  North America may have as many as sixteen migratory dragonfly species, with some engaging in annual seasonal migrations and others more sporadic migrants.
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