LOS 2008 AWARDS
 

Dr. George H. Lowery Award:

The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors DR. KEITH OUCHLEY on this 26th day of April 2008 for his positive influence on Louisiana bird and habitat conservation. A Louisiana native, Dr. Ouchley has championed conservation throughout his life. Since being selected as Executive Director of the Louisiana Nature Conservancy in 2000, he has become a leader in conserving and enhancing habitat for birds and wildlife within Louisiana and regionally. The White Lake Preserve, the Talisheek Pine Wetlands, Grand Isle and the Lower Mississippi River Valley Corridor illustrate the breadth of programs that he leads. Dr. Ouchley's engaging personality, national reputation and willingness to speak locally and nationally enhances the success of Louisiana's conservation programs.


LOS Presidentís Awards:

The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors THE CAMERON PARISH POLICE JURY on this 26th day of April 2008 for their support of birding and enhancing the availability of unique habitats in Cameron Parish to birders. Recently the Cameron Parish Police Jury had several parking areas constructed on LA Highway 27 to let birders and other wildlife enthusiasts better observe birds in the adjacent marshes. The Police Jury also worked with the LOS in constructing a birding platform at East Jetty Beach. During LOS meetings in Cameron Parish, the Police Jury provides LOS members access to outstanding parish-owned birding areas. The Louisiana Ornithological Society appreciates the efforts of the Cameron Parish Police Jury to encourage birding and in enhancing and providing access to birding areas in Cameron Parish.

The Louisiana Ornithological Society recognizes and honors THE CONWAY LEBLEU FAMILY on this 26th day of April 2008 for their generosity and support in preserving one of the outstanding cheniere habitats in Cameron Parish and Louisiana and making it available to the birding community. The Willow Island area in southern Cameron Parish, LA has superb habitat that provides food and shelter for migratory and resident species. The Conway LeBleu Family has and continues to maintain Willow Island as a critical stopover for migratory birds. The Louisiana Ornithological Society appreciates the dedication of the Conway LeBleu family in preserving this outstanding habitat and making it accessible to LOS members during our semiannual meetings and special events.

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