The Steering and Selection Committee of the W. Kelly Mosley Environmental Awards Program met on October 31, 2016 to evaluate nominations. Mosley Environmental Awards Program recognizes outstanding volunteer efforts in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, soil, water, air, wildflowers, non-game wildlife, environmental education, conservation, and urban forestry resulting in the wiser use of the natural resources of Alabama. The fundamental mission of the Mosley Environmental Award is to identify and reward “unsung heroes” who have voluntarily contributed significantly to the wise stewardship of Alabama’s natural resources. To learn more about the Mosley Environmental Awards Program or to submit a nomination, please visit our website at http://www.aces.edu/natural-resources/mosley/.
Two nominees were selected and will be announced at a later date. Each will receive a $500 cash prize, a certificate of recognition and a framed limited edition painting.
Members of the multi-agency committee are pictured from left to right: Janaki Alavalapati, Dean, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University; Mark Smith, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Executive Secretary of the W. Kelly Mosley Environmental Awards Program Steering and Selection Committee; Chuck Sykes, Director, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Gary Cole, Interim State Forester, Alabama Forestry Commission; Gary Lemme, Director, Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Lloyd Walker, Dean, College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences, Alabama A&M University; Paul Patterson, Dean, College of Agriculture, Auburn University; Joseph Tomasso, Director, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University; Ben Malone, Alabama State Conservationist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service; William Puckett, Executive Director, Alabama Soil & Water Conservation Committee; and Jim Armstrong, Extension Coordinator, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University.