Olin Sims Living Legacy Program
As a living legacy to Olin Sims, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is encouraging conservation districts, state associations of conservation districts, partners and friends of Olin to plant a tree in his memory.
A Plains Cottonwood tree was planted at the Wyoming State Fair Grounds in Douglas (see top photo at left) as part of the Living Legacy program initiated by NACD. The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wyoming Conservation District Employees Association, and Wyoming Department of Agriculture planted the tree in honor of 2007 NACD President Olin Sims. Wyoming State Forestry was instrumental in the selection of the tree as well as the planting site. Members of Olin's family were on hand for the planting.
Click here for more information on the Living Legacy Program. Click here for additional pictures of tree plantings held throughout the country.
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship
The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation (WNRF) will be awarding the
annual Gary Beach memorial scholarship. This $1,200 scholarship for
the 2013-2014 school year is available to University of Wyoming
students enrolled at the Junior level or higher.
The Gary Beach scholarship was created in 2006 in honor
of Gary Beach, a long time Department of Environmental Quality
employee. Beach served for several years as the Administrator of
the water quality division and was instrumental in working with
local conservation districts to establish the local watershed
planning approach to address Wyoming’s impaired waterbodies.
University of Wyoming students focusing on natural
resource management are encouraged to apply. In order to be eligible
for the scholarship, the following criteria must be met: The
applicant must have completed at least 59 credit hours (be enrolled
at the junior level or higher) and have a cumulative grade point
average of at least 2.5. The applicant must be enrolled at the
University of Wyoming in one of the following academic majors:
environment and natural resources, water resources, rangeland
ecology and watershed management or a related field. Students
planning to live and work in Wyoming after graduation are given
preference during selection.
Applications, copy of official transcripts from all
colleges or universities attended and one letter of recommendation
must be submitted no later June 1, 2013 to the Wyoming Natural
Resource Foundation; Bobbie Frank, Executive Director; 517 E. 19th
Street; Cheyenne, WY 82001 or
- Due June 1, 2013
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Pathway to Water Quality
The mission of the Pathway to Water Quality is to provide an outdoor classroom to education Wyoming citizens about water quality and their watersheds, and to showcase a variety of innovative and effective conservation approaches and technologies that can be used to protect the quality of Wyoming's waters.
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2012 progress. Thanks to our Partners for their continued