This award is presented to an individual or organization that has played an instrumental role in advancing strategic, landscape-scale habitat conservation, as well as exemplary achievements in building and strengthening conservation partnerships.
Hall was recognized for leading the Conservancy from a focus on small-scale conservation projects, targeting a single species, to broad-based strategies aimed at conserving whole natural systems. He was also hailed for involving local communities deeply in the process of conservation.
In his nomination, Hall was praised as “unmatched in your pragmatic approach to conservation and your uncanny ability to quietly and unobtrusively complete projects.”
“Bee is the perfect person to achieve really effective, on the ground conservation. You would have a hard time finding anyone to match his knowledge of conservation and his skills with people,” according to Kat Imhoff, State Director of The Nature Conservancy in Montana.
This year Hall marked his 25th anniversary with The Nature Conservancy in Montana.
With this award, the IWJV recognized Hall’s remarkable conservation legacy throughout the state of Montana, including his work in the Blackfoot River Valley, the Yellowstone River, the Rocky Mountain Front, the Centennial and Big Hole Valleys, and the Glaciated Plains.
In committee’s words, “You are a true champion for protecting Montana’s remarkable wildlife habitats and landscapes.”
The award was presented at the 2012 Fall Management Board Dinner at the Double Arrow Resort in Seeley Lake, Montana, on Wednesday, August 29th.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.