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Southwest Region Biologists Earn Rachel Carson Award

March 2, 2017

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The team is pictured here. L – R: Dennis Stone and Kirk Young with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s acting director, Jim Kurth, next to Randy Van Haverbeke and Michael Pillow attended by Acting Assistant Director for Science Applications, Seth Moth. Recipients Rick Deshler and Jim Walters not pictured.

The team is pictured here. L – R: Dennis Stone and Kirk Young with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s acting director, Jim Kurth, next to Randy Van Haverbeke and Michael Pillow attended by Acting Assistant Director for Science Applications, Seth Moth. Recipients Rick Deshler and Jim Walters not pictured. Credit: Photo Laura McClean/USFWS.

Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee, Rachel Carson, wrote this in her 1965 book Sense of Wonder: “Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”

It’s entirely fitting that a group of fish biologists would earn the 2016 “Rachel Carson Award for Exemplary Scientific Accomplishment” for their untiring scientific endeavors in uncovering the wonders of humpback chub life-history and applying their findings in conservation measures for the endangered fish.  The Grand Canyon Humpback Chub Team from the Arizona Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office formally accepted this award at Wildlife Management Institute’s 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Spokane, WA, on March 11, 2017.

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