Public Lands Alliance
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Award Recognizes "Legacy" Project at Tongass National Forest
DENVER, CO —The Public Lands Alliance (PLA) has announced the recipients of its 2019 Partnership Awards that celebrate the best in public lands partnerships.
These awards honor individuals, organizations, publications, products, programs and services that embody leading edge achievements in the preservation of public lands and the enrichment of visitors.
More than 275 people attended the awards ceremony during the PLA Convention and Trade Show in Denver, CO. Impact Photographics sponsored the awards program and ceremony.
A total of 23 awards were presented to individuals and organizations. Awards were given in seven categories: President’s Award, Public Lands Partner Award, Corporate Stewardship Award, Agency Leadership Award, Innovative Product Award, Outstanding Public Engagement Award, Publication of the Year.
“This year’s entries to the program were diverse and demonstrate the value of collaboration through partnership,” said Dan Puskar, Executive Director of PLA. “Together our community accomplishes truly amazing things for public lands.”
President’s Award. Established in 2010, the President’s Award recognizes exemplary service by an individual or group which has made a significant impact in the field of public lands partnerships. This is only the third time the award has ever been bestowed. The following individual was presented with the President’s Award: Jeff Bradybaugh, Superintendent, Zion National Park.
Public Lands Partner Award. The Public Lands Partner Award recognizes an exemplary partnership for its stunning achievements to protect and preserve public lands and enhance the experiences of visitors. The award is presented to both the nonprofit organization and its agency partner for their shared achievements. The following organizations and their agency partners received the 2019 Public Lands Partner Award: the Student Conservation Association and Tongass National Forest.