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BILL WORF WINS CORRIGALL AWARD

Our good friend, BILL WORF, founder of Wilderness Watch (Missoula, MT), career forester (even serving a stint on the Uintas over four decades back) and long time wilderness advocate, was recently honored with the 2003 Keith Corrigall Wilderness Stewardship Award. Presented by Perry Brown, Dean of the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana, the award honors a lifetime of achievement in Wilderness protection and stewardship.

Few people have given their lives to wilderness management like Bill Worf. As a forester and later as citizen activist, Bill has never wavered an iota from the clear and clean words of the Wilderness Act. At the deepest level Bill understands what wilderness is and means and how that vision was captured by the Wilderness Act. I have seen him, with dignity and grace unmatched, simply fluster contemporary foresters in meeting after meeting. Over coffee Ive heard story after story about defining wilderness management battles which Bill argued--never with even a hint of self importance.

Bills vision and goal has been to assure wilderness is managed as wilderness, left as wilderness. His voice has always been wild.

Dick Carter


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