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BTNF Staffers Receive National Awards

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Bridger-Teton National Forest Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinator, David Cernicek, who instigated a project to prevent owls from becoming trapped in the forest’s vault toilets is to be honored Wednesday during the 2014 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado.  Cernicek forwarded a photo of an owl that had become trapped in the vent of the facility and asked the Teton Raptor Center for help in devising a way to keep the cavity nesters from trying to make homes in the vents. Eventually, a prototype solution was developed and successfully installed across the 3.4-million acre forest. The Bridger-Teton’s Landscape Architect, Bernadette Barthelenghi is also being recognized with this national award.

 

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