April 13, 2004 -- The Field School programs of Jacksonville State University received
national top honors Monday for its partnership building and environmental
At a luncheon held deep in the Shoal Creek Ranger District of the Talladega
National Forest, Alabama Forest Supervisor Steve Rickerson presented awards to
JSU and its partners, who include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National
Park Service, Alabama Geological Survey, Alabama Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources, as well as the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
Also, the U.S. Forest Service's Shoal Creek Ranger District won the
National Nature Watch "Exemplary Presentation Award" for having the best Forest
Service district presentation for collaborative programming.
Nature Watch is a partnership program of the U.S. Forest Service that
provides nature viewing opportunities, encourages safe and sound viewing ethics
and contributes to local economies.
For more information, contact:
-- JSU Field School Director Pete Conroy at 256-782-5697 or 256-282-5784
-- District Ranger Earl Stewart at 256-463-2273