|The Mountain-Prairie Region|
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
134 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
| April 15, 2005
Contact: Suzanne Fellows
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Winners of the
Jason Harr, a senior at Platte Valley High School, in Kersey, Colorado, took top honors winning Best of Show at the 2005 Colorado Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Harr’s color pencil rendition of a pair of wood ducks, "A Perfect Pose," will represent Colorado at the National Competition to be held in Washington, D.C. at the end of April. (Note to Editor: high resolution jpeg file available)
Harr’s artwork was selected from over 650 entries from across Colorado. All placing entries will be displayed at The Wildlife Experience in Parker, Colorado, from May 10 - June 5, 2005.Entries from Colorado were judged by a panel of waterfowl enthusiasts, professional biologists and artists. Recognition for all participants and prizes for the top 25 drawings in each of four age groups (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12) are awarded each year. Prizes include art supplies, waterfowl books, ribbons, and passes for The Wildlife Experience.
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is an educational program designed for all public, private, and home schooled students in grades kindergarten through 12 to learn more about waterfowl and habitat conservation. Incorporating scientific and wildlife management principles into visual arts curriculum creates an active awareness of the critical need to protect, preserve and enhance our wetland habitat for waterfowl, migratory songbirds, and the hundreds of other plants and animals that depend on wetlands for their survival.
First Place winners in all (age) categories:
Second Place winners in all (age) categories:
Third Place winners in all (age) categories:
Honorable Mention winners in all (age) categories:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 545 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resources offices and 81 ecological services field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands, and helps foreign and Native American tribal governments with their conservation efforts. It also oversees the Federal Assistance program, which distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.
- FWS -
For more information about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Visit the Mountain Prairie website at: http://mountain-prairie.fws.gov
Email Us: MountainPrairie@fws.gov
Region Press Releases
FWS Mountain-Prairie Region Home Page • FWS National Website
Privacy • Department of the Interior • FirstGov •
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Who We Are • Questions/Contact Us