Conserving the Nature of America
Announcement
Southwest Region Recognizes City of Austin Watershed Protection Department and Biologist Scott Richardson as 2016 Recovery Champions

May 15, 2017

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City of Austin Watershed Protection Dept., 2016 Recovery Champions for their work to conserve endangered salamanders. Front L-R: Dee Ann Chamberlain, Donelle Robinson, and Nathan Bendik. Back L-R: Chris Herrington, Thomas Devitt, David A. Johns.  Credit: USFWS.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Endangered Species Program is recognizing an outstanding employee and partner through the annual Recovery Champions Awards. This annual award highlights the contributions of Service personnel and partner organizations for the recovery of endangered and threatened species.

 

The Southwest Region is recognizing the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department for conservation efforts for the endangered Barton Spring and Austin blind salamander and the Service’s Arizona bat biologist Scott Richardson for his tireless, binational efforts to recover the endangered lesser long-nosed bat.

Congratulations and thank you, Champions!

Additional information on recipients is available at:

Austin Watershed Protection Department – https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/AustinTexas/

National Recovery Champions information – https://www.fws.gov/Endangered/what-we-do/recovery-champions/index.html

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