Congratulations to Award Winners at the 2019 Natural Areas Conference

2019 Natural Areas Conference Award Winners 

  At the 2019 Natural Areas Conference in Pittsburgh, PA the Natural Areas Association was pleased to present the 2019 Carl N. Becker Stewardship award to the Mentor Marsh Stewardship Team from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  The team, with the support of Museum staff, project partners and volunteers, is eradicating over 800 acres of non-native, invasive Phragmites australis and revegetating marsh and historic swamp forest habitats in the largest restoration of a free flowing marsh system in the Great Lakes.  The Stewardship Team and partners raised over $2 million in federal, state and local grants in the last four years for this ongoing restoration project. 

(Photo: Listed L-R: Becky Donaldson, Renee Boronka, David Kriska, Keith Moran, Mia Yeager, Ben Piazza. Photo Credit: Glen Juday.)


    The 2019 George B. Fell Award recipient is Dr. Reed Noss, a lifelong advocate, researcher, and practitioner of natural areas management.  For 40 years Reed has been a pioneer in conservation biology, connecting academic researchers and natural areas practitioners to advance science-based conservation, developing the concept of conservation corridors and their implementation, and authoring over 300 papers and eight books.  Reed has been a member of the Natural Areas Association since 1981, he served on the NAA Board 1993-1996, and he has been a regular attendee, presenter, and plenary speaker at NAA conferences.  

(Photo: Listed L-R: Dr.Reed Noss, Lisa Smith, Cliff Chappman. Photo Credit: Glen Juday.)


Congratulations to winners of the 2019 Natural Areas Conference student session and
Poster presentation competitions! 

(Photo: Listed L-R: Gina Beebe, Cheyenne Moore, Joseph Jaros, Elizabeth Green, Allison Koehle, Sarah Crayton. Photo Credit: Glen Juday)

Session Presentations
First place:  Sarah Crayton, West Virginia University.
Second place:  Allison Koehle, Juniata College.
Third place:  Joseph Jaros, University of Pittsburgh.
Poster Presentations

First place: Elizabeth Green, Frostburg State University.
Second place (tie): Gina Beebe, University of Missouri.
Cheyenne Moore, Bucknell University.



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