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Maria Janowiak, Deputy Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Forest Service
Maria Janowiak, Deputy Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Forest Service

Washington D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Today at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting, six organizations and individuals were honored by their peers as recipients of the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources. The Climate Adaptation Leadership Award, established in 2016, recognizes exemplary leadership by individuals, agencies, businesses and other organizations to reduce impacts and advance adaptation of the nation’s vital natural resources and the many people who depend on them in a changing world.

Recipients were selected from 21 nominations representing activities from individuals and federal, tribal, state, local, and non‐governmental organizations from around the country.

The six awardees are:

  • Individual Achievement Category: Maria Janowiak, Deputy Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Forest Service
  • Nongovernmental Organization Category: EcoAdapt
  • State or Local Category: Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning
  • Broad Partnership Category: National Coordinating Office, USA National Phenology Network
  • Federal Government Category: Marine Mammal Climate Vulnerability Team, NOAA Fisheries Service
  • Tribal Category: Gerald Wagner, Director, Blackfeet Environmental Office, Blackfeet Nation

Read more about our honorees and about the Honorable Mentions at the link above.

“This award recognizes the critical contributions that are made towards safeguarding our Nation’s fish and wildlife in a changing climate,” stated Virgil Moore, President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Director of Idaho Fish and Game. “This year’s awardees have done outstanding work and we are thrilled to recognize these important efforts.”

“Natural resource stewardship, under changing climatic conditions and increasing threat from fire and droughts, requires us to work together to face these urgent challenges,” said Patti Hirami, U.S. Forest

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