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FWP biologist honored for her management of wolf program

[large thumbnail url=”fwp-biologist-honored-for-her-management-of-wolf-program” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] [thumbnail icon url=”fwp-biologist-honored-for-her-management-of-wolf-program” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”03″ day=”28″] Carolyn Sime was honored recently as Biologist of the Year by the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society for her decade-long effort to develop Montana’s wolf conservation and management program.

In making the announcement, the society noted that Sime’s work was instrumental in the effort to remove the gray wolves from the list of animals protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Chris Smith, former chief of staff for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, presented the award to Sime, acknowledging that for more than a decade, Sime held one of the most challenging jobs in Montana’s wildlife management arena as Montana’s wolf program coordinator. He said she successfully maintained her professional credibility with the broadest possible spectrum of public interests and values.

In accepting her award, Sime said that it indeed had been a journey and acknowledged the contributions of so many other talented and dedicated people over the years. She noted the importance of the scientific basis of wildlife conservation and the value of The Wildlife Society to the profession, the resource and the public, especially in the midst of highly political issues…

Read the entire article on helenair.com: FWP biologist honored for her management of wolf program

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