The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation’s personal Josiah “J.C.” Boothe was not too long ago acknowledged with the Early Profession Conservationist of the 12 months for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Southwest Area Award for his wonderful work at Bitter Lake Nationwide Wildlife Refuge in Roswell, New Mexico.
The award is offered to a present or not too long ago graduated pupil inside the award yr who demonstrated ardour for conservation, a excessive stage of feat of their research, and a excessive diploma of dedication and accomplishment of their work for USFWS.
Though J.C.’s work at Bitter Lake NWR encompasses the whole lot from GIS mapping to conducting waterbird surveys his work within the restoration of federally listed endangered Roswell’s and Koster’s springsnails may be very commendable.
The awards ceremony happened on the Historic Lodge Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico. J.C. was acknowledged for the Early Conservationist of the 12 months award, together with Brittany Chavarria for her work at Bosque del Apache Nationwide Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. J.C.’s workforce at Bitter Lake NWR was additionally acknowledged by being awarded the 2021 Area 2 Restoration Champion for the Bitter Lake NWR Endangered Springsnail Crew.