Ducks Unlimited announced today the winners of the 2012 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 77th annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, held at the Hilton Atlanta.

DU’s 2012 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards were presented in six categories and recognized individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the restoration and conservation of North America’s wetlands and waterfowl. DU Chief Conservation Officer Paul Schmidt presented the awards. This year’s winners are:

Category

Winner

Senior Federal OfficialSecretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Federal AgencyRobert S. McLean
State/Provincial AgencyJoe Kramer
Research/TechnicalDr. John M. Eadie
Conservation/Private CitizenJames C. Kennedy
CommunicationsDavid Sikes

“We have the opportunity this morning to celebrate some of conservation’s recent successes by honoring several individuals who have made significant contributions to North American conservation through their achievements and valued, effective partnerships,” Schmidt said as he prepared to present the awards. “DU is honored to recognize the award winners’ work and hopes their personal achievements inspire others to follow suit.”

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