Exhibit 3, 224 FW 6
Date:February 17, 2011
Part 224: Performance and Utilization
FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE
JOHN Q. SMITH
career with the Service has been marked by his innovation and resourcefulness
in protecting declining species. His capabilities in the legislative
arena have helped to gain support for complex projects and develop solutions
to problems involving the spotted owl and other species. He turned
agency gridlock into partnerships, while at the same time protecting vast
habitats for more than 1,000 species of plants and animals. Through Mr.
Smithís efforts with the local government, an agreement was forged that
developed plans for regional habitat conservation. He negotiated a
settlement involving a local landowners association and the State wildlife
department over the effects of development on threatened species. As a
result of this settlement, Mr. Smith and the local ecological services office
received support from congressional offices to protect declining
species. Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has been recognized for his
leadership in preserving the Nationís flora and fauna. His skill and
perseverance have produced successful solutions to difficult issues.
For his excellence and outstanding contributions, John Q. Smith is granted
the Meritorious Service Award of the Department of the Interior.
Secretary of the Interior
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