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REGION 8: Refuge Planner Jackie Ferrier Recognized at Service's Top Planner
California-Nevada Offices , June 9, 2009
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Jackie Ferrier (center) receives the Outstanding Planning Staff Award from National Wildlife Refuge Chief Greg Siekaniec (left) and Refuge Planning Division Chief Andy Loranger. (photo: USFWS)
Jackie Ferrier (center) receives the Outstanding Planning Staff Award from National Wildlife Refuge Chief Greg Siekaniec (left) and Refuge Planning Division Chief Andy Loranger. (photo: USFWS) - Photo Credit: n/a

 

Jackie Ferrier, a conservation planner at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, was recently awarded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Outstanding Planning Staff Award during the National Refuge Conservation Planning Conference June 9, 2009, at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepardstown, West Virginia.

 

The award is presented to the person who has made outstanding contributions to planning efforts in the National Wildlife Refuge System. 

 

During her five years as a planner, Ferrier  has worked on some of the most complex refuge plans in the region.  Her responsibilities have spread beyond the refuges in the Sacramento Valley to include Modoc NWR in northeastern California and the Desert NWRC in Nevada. In addition to mammoth refuge comprehensive conservation plans, she’s also contributed to several visitor services plans, refuge hunt plans and integrated pest management plans, several of which are used as models for other planners. 

 

Jackie is one of those folks that the public rarely sees but is integral to keeping our refuge conservation planning program functioning properly,” said Refuge Manager Kevin Foerster.  “Her dedication to innovative management and public participation is exemplary.  We are extremely proud of Jackie and her accomplishments.”  

 

“The draft plan Jackie developed for Modoc NWR was the first in Region 8 and one of the first in the country to include an objective for reducing energy usage and in support of the Service’s Climate Change Strategic Plan goals,” said Mark Pelz, chief of refuge planning for the Pacific Southwest Region.   

Ferrier, a native of Herkimer, New York, currently resides in Orland, California with her husband, Jim, also a Fish and Wildlife Service employee.


Contact Info: Scott Flaherty, , Scott_Flaherty@fws.gov



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