EHL’s Michael Beck and Dan Silver were named Recovery Champions by this federal agency.
Photo (USFWS): Left to right: Dan Silver, Mendel Stewart (Supervisor, Carlsbad Field Station), Michael Beck
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is responsible for the plants and animals that comprise our national heritage, and administers the Endangered Species Act. Each year, each regional office recognizes individuals for their work in helping achieve species goals.
According to the USFWS, “Beck and Silver, of the Endangered Habitats League, were selected as Recovery Champions for their leadership in promoting regional conservation planning in support of the recovery of numerous federally listed endangered and threatened species in Southern California.” Cited in particular were multi-decade efforts to put in place and assembly our regional habitat plans in San Diego, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties. EHL’s sister land trust, Endangered Habitats Conservancy, was also recognized.
In truth, the habitat plans are the result of numerous dedicated stakeholders, from building industry to local government, who have devoted much of their lives to the task. This award is really for everyone involved.
EHL is grateful for this high honor and has been privileged to partner with the dedicated personnel of the Service. We pledge to continue these efforts.