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Honors and Awards
Experimental Forests and Ranges Centennial Award
Fred Swanson, a research geologist with the Ecological Process and Function Program was recognized by the station for his outstanding leadership in facilitating research within experimental forests and ranges.
Invitation to Provide Expertise
Pete Bisson, a research fisheries biologist, and Nate Mantua, a research climate scientist with the Land and Watershed Management Program, were among eight scientists invited to Washington, DC, to provide a scientific assessment of the Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion—a management strategy litigated since 2000 that guides a salmon restoration program for the Columbia River. The closed workshop included the administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and high-level managers from the Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and Department of Justice. The contributions of Bisson and Mantua were personally acknowledged by Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator, and Dr. Usha Varanasi, director of Northwest Fisheries Science Laboratory.
Outstanding Technical Assistance Volunteer
Rebecca Flitcroft, an ecologist with the Land and Watershed Management Program, was honored by the Long Tom Watershed Council of Eugene, Oregon, for her work developing sampling protocols for a fish barrier assessment.
Service to America Medal finalist
Bruce Marcot, a research wildlife ecologist with the Ecological Process and Function Program was a finalist in the environmental category for Service to America Medal. He was recognized for making significant contributions to the Nation for his work on the U.S. Geological Survey International Polar Bear Science Team. He also received a letter of congratulations from Kim Elton, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Alaska Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary.
Wings Across the Americas
Martin Raphael, a research wildlife biologist, Beth Galleher, a program analyst, and Thomas Bloxton, a wildlife biologist, all with the Ecological Process and Function Program, received the Wings Across the Americas Research and Partnership award. Raphael and Bloxton, along with other partners, were cited for leading a research and management partnership across agencies to help make fundamental contributions to understanding the ecology and behavior of the marbled murrelet.
Eric Forsman, Brian Bissell, and Janice Reid, all wildlife biologists with the Ecological Process and Function Program, also received a Wings Across the Americas Research and Partnership award, along with partners, for their work fostering a research and management partnership that produced a substantial understanding of the northern spotted owl and its ecology.