2010 Transportation Winners
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Transportation Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award

The Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award is awarded every 3 years to Service employees or offices that use partnership-based approaches to promote ecosystem sustainability while meeting the increasing transportation needs of the Nation.

The Fish and Wildlife Service encourages nominations from any person, including any of our many partners within the transportation planning community, such as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); a State Department of Transportation or natural resource agency; regional or local government; or non-governmental organizations, and internally from other Fish and Wildlife Service peers.

Nominees are reviewed by a panel of judges who evaluate the nominations and make a recommendation to the Service. The judges are selected to represent the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and include a local government transportation planning representative. The Assistant Director - Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, in consultation with the Assistant Director - Endangered Species will make the final award decision. The award winner is notified and invited to an award ceremony to receive recognition.

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2010 Award Winners

Sally Brown of the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office and associated State Route 79 Realignment Project Resource Agency Group has been selected as the recipient of the Service’s 2010 Transportation Environmental Stewardship Excellence Award. Using a partnership-based approach to project planning and environmental review, the State Route 79 Realignment Project Resource Agency Group identified an alternative road alignment that avoids severe impacts to the Salt Creek Seasonally Flooded Alkali Vernal Plain and promotes ecosystem sustainability while meeting increasing transportation demands.

In addition, this year’s judges have also chosen to recognize Emily Teachout with a Special Recognition for Outstanding Service award. Emily Teachout is the senior Washington State Department of Transportation liaison with the Service in the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office and is being recognized for her leadership role in promoting the Service’s mission throughout the state of Washington.



Sally Brown of the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office and partners of the State Route 79 Realignment Project Resource Agency Group
Sally Brown of the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office and partners of the State Route 79 Realignment Project Resource Agency Group
Emily Teachout, Washington State Department of Transportation liaison with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
Emily Teachout, Washington State Department of Transportation liaison with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office

 

 
       
Last updated: October 17, 2012
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