Tom Stehn, retired U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist, received the L. H. Walkinshaw Crane Conservation Award in honor of his 32 distinguished years with FWS and 29 years as the United States Whooping Crane Coordinator. The award was presented on 13 January 2017 at the 14th North American Crane Workshop in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The purpose of the L. H. Walkinshaw Crane Conservation Award is to recognize those individuals whose efforts have advanced our ability to conserve a species, subspecies, or population of cranes in North America. The NACWG recognizes that there are those within the wildlife conservation community whose body of work constitutes a major contribution to crane conservation.
Tom Stehn received a beautiful photograph of a Whooping Crane as part of his L.H. Walkinshaw Crane Conservation Award.
Friend of the Wild Whoopers congratulates Tom on his award. It is well deserving and when it comes to saving the whooping cranes, no one is more deserving. L.H. Walkinshaw would agree.
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Thanks, Tom, for all you’ve done over the years. I’m so glad we got to meet with you a few years ago to reminisce while my husband, Gene Steffen, was still able. Tracking those incredible birds was a highlight in his aviation career. He’s now in an Alzheimer’s home and doesn’t remember much, unfortunately.
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