USFWS science awards focus on birds
Dr. John Tirpak, a wildlife biologist in Vicksburg, Miss., received the individual award for his focus on landscape, or large-scale, conservation planning and management of winering waterfowl.
The group award went to a collective in the service's Division of Migratory Bird Management known as the Branch of Population and Habitat Assessment. The service said:
BPHA’s work over the years has contributed significantly to numerous scientific and technical achievements in the management of waterfowl and other migratory birds, successes that have been widely recognized throughout the wildlife research and management communities.