TWO UTAHNS WIN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS!
The winners of two of the most distinguished national conservation awards given in 2003 are two long time Utah conservationists!
As we quickly noted in the October 2003 LYNX, our own Dick Carter, Coordinator of the High Uintas Preservation Council, received the Conservation Fund's American Lands Conservation Award in October in Sacramento. The award "honors a citizen conservationist for his or her outstanding individual leadership and distinguished service to preserving and protecting the nation's natural and historic resources for the benefit of their communities and future generations... Recipients are recognized for building partnerships that lead to the preservation of open space, wildlife habitat, and sites that preserve a sense of place."
The second Utahn, Dave Livermore, Utah State Director for The Nature Conservancy, received the Chevron Texaco Conservation Award for 2003 as a result of his service to conservation for over twenty years and TNC's impressive conservation results in the Great Basin during this time. The Chevron Texaco Conservation Award "honors civic leaders, volunteers and those in the conservation profession whose contributions to wildlife conservation, environmental education and wilderness preservation have been especially significant over time."
Announced within one month of each other this fall, both awards carry substantial prizes. We are elated for both Dick's and Dave's national recognition. CONGRATULATIONS!