We just learned that one of our Lava Lake Science and Conservation board members, Michael Scott, received the George B. Fell Award from the Natural Areas Association. Mike is a professor of wildlife resources at the University of Idaho and was recognized as one of “the giants in conservation biology” for being a world leader in conserving this country’s natural habitat, mentoring colleagues and promoting others in conservation biology.

This award is given in honor of George B. Fell, a founding NAA member who dedicated his life to the protection of Natural Areas. This is the Association’s highest award, and it is reserved for exceptional achievements in any of the areas in which the Natural Areas Association is concerned.

Congratulations to Mike!