Hendrickson, a fisheries biologist for the Lolo National Forest’s East Zone – which Missoula, Seeley and Ninemile districts -- was recognized by the Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (http://fisheries.org/) as Natural Resource Professional of The Year for his excellence in aquatics work as well as his contributions to partnerships.
Hendrickson’s award cited his specific contributions to the Southwest Crown of the Continent (CFLRP).
“Shane’s willingness to work with landscape conservationists, geomorphologists, and aquatic biologists from different agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations has increased the collaborative capacity of this project significantly, and fundamentally improved the group’s efficiency in data collection and analyses,” the award cited. “Individuals like Shane help make initiatives such as the CFLRPs successful and worthy of emphasis.”
Similarly, the Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited (Partnership) and the Nez Perce Tribes (Tribal Accomplishment) were nationally recognized by the Forest Service with Rise to the Future awards for exemplary contribution to conserving the nation’s aquatic legacy, individually and in partnership with the Forest Service.
For more information please contact Scott Spaulding, Regional Fish Biologist, at (406) 329-3287.