Northern New York Audubon recently announced the Joseph and Joan Cullman Conservation Foundation 2014 award recipients.
Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems in the Adirondacks, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. These award funds support conservation ideals through research and education.
The winners are as follows:
-Samouel Beguin (SUNY-ESF), "Noise Effects on Boreal Birds;" amount awarded $2,190
-Michale Glennon (Wildlife Conservation Society), "Conserving Adirondack Boreal Birds II: A Potential Cause for Decline;" amount awarded $2,000
-Jorie Favreau (Paul Smiths College), "Ecology of Range Limits for Lyme Disease in the Adirondacks;" amount awarded $800
-Nina Schoch (Biodiveristy Research Institute), "Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons;" amount awarded $2,500
-Stephen Langdon (Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station), "Bird Surveys and Expanded Habitat Assessments at Shingle Shanty;" amount awarded $1,000
-Brian McAllister (Paul Smiths College VIC), Keynote speaker: Great Adirondack Birding Celebration; amount awarded $2,000
-Hamilton County Department of Tourism , Keynote speaker, Adirondack Birding Festival; amount awarded $500