PNAMP receives conservation award

Source: PNAMP - January 16, 2014

PNAMP logoOn January 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) presented Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) with a Partners in Conservation Award for accomplishments during 2013. Jen Bayer, PNAMP Coordinator, and two PNAMP Steering Committee members, John Arterburn (CCT) and Keith Dublanica (WA GSRO), traveled to Washington D.C. to accept the award. The DOI Partners in Conservation Awards recognize those who are collaborating in ways to address today’s complex conservation and stewardship challenges and highlight outstanding examples of conservation legacies achieved when groups and individuals representing a wide range of backgrounds, ages and interests to work collaboratively to renew lands and resources.

PNAMP was recognized for work promoting collaboration around aquatic monitoring in the Pacific Northwest through data sharing, workshops, workgroups, technical forums and web tools. PNAMP has a small staff of four employees, but has active participants from tribal, state, federal, academic, and private sector entities across the Pacific Northwest.  PNAMP supports partner efforts to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of their monitoring programs and projects by sustaining a regional forum for collaboration and coordination among organizations and across jurisdictions.

The Partners in Conservation Award is a great honor but does not signify the culmination of PNAMP’s work; it serves as a reminder that there is work still to be done. PNAMP staff would like to thank everyone who has supported the processes over the past eight years.

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