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CARLSBAD FWO: Receives U.S. Navy Recognition for Partnership Work
Region 8, August 25, 2010
Jim Bartel, Field Supervisor, accepting plaque from Melanie Ravan, Senior Counsel for Navy Region Southwest. (photo: JHotz, USFWS)
Jim Bartel, Field Supervisor, accepting plaque from Melanie Ravan, Senior Counsel for Navy Region Southwest. (photo: JHotz, USFWS) - Photo Credit: n/a
from L to R: David Zoutendyk, Jim Bartel, Melanie Ravan, Sandy Vissman, and Karen Goebel. (photo: JHotz, USFWS)
from L to R: David Zoutendyk, Jim Bartel, Melanie Ravan, Sandy Vissman, and Karen Goebel. (photo: JHotz, USFWS) - Photo Credit: n/a

by Jane Hendron, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office

Rear Admiral William D. French, Commander of Navy Region Southwest, recognized the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office’s continued partnership with the U.S. Navy with the presentation of a plaque and letter of appreciation.  The presentation was made August 25, 2010, at the Carlsbad Office, Carlsbad, California.

Melanie Ravan, Senior Counsel to Navy Region Southwest, presented a framed plaque and letter of appreciation to Jim Bartel, Field Supervisor of the Carlsbad Office.  Navy Region Southwest oversees 11 different military installations, including ranges, buildings, and land. “Strong Federal partnerships are crucial to Navy Region Southwest fulfilling its mission of maintaining readiness,” said Ravan.

The Carlsbad Office has been actively involved with numerous consultations with the Navy and other agencies under the Department of Defense.  Most recently, Carlsbad Office employees completed a multi-year consultation to address increased training needs at the Silver Strand Training Complex on Naval Base Coronado, while ensuring continued conservation of the federally endangered California least tern, San Diego fairy shrimp, and threatened western snowy plover that inhabit portions of the installation.

Staff from the Carlsbad Office who worked on this complex consultation include Karen Goebel, Assistant Field Supervisor, Sandy Vissman, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, and David Zoutendyk, Division Chief, San Diego County.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized by the Navy,” said Bartel.  “They are a key partner in helping us achieve our mission of conserving fish, wildlife, and plants.”

Contact Info: jane hendron, , jane_hendron@fws.gov