1992 American Forests Awards

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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

GIVEN FOR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE IN FORESTRY AND OTHER ASPECTS OF RESOURCE CONSERVATION.

SIDNEY R. YATES

Sid Yates, a member of Congress from the Ninth Congressional District of Illinois, is presently serving his 21st term. He chairs the Interior Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, where he oversees the budgets of the Forest Service in addition to those of the Interior Department. He has long been a strong supporter of urban and community forestry programs.

WILLIAM B. GREELEY AWARD

GIVEN ANNUALLY T0 SOMEONE WHO HAS MADE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO FOREST CONSERVATION IN THE AREA OR REGION IN WHICH HE OR SHE LIVES AND WORKS.

MARY H. SIZEMORE

Mary is a native of Tallassee, Alabama, where she and her husband Bill have resided since 1949. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama. Her goal of serving as a juvenile court judge was sidetracked when she became immersed in timbersale contracts, land-line disputes, and later timber-tax law and environmental aspects of growing timber with Sizemore and Sizemore, Inc. She has authored articles in the Journal of Forestry and the Natural Resources Law Journal and has presented numerous papers at forestry meetings. She served two terms as a director of AMERICAN FORESTS.

WILLIAM R. SIZEMORE

Bill is chairman of Sizemore & Sizemore, Inc., a consulting forestry firm that he founded in 1949. The firm specializes in forest analysis, appraisal, and management. He is a fellow in the Society of American Foresters and was elected to the Alabama Foresters Hall of Fame. He is an emeritus member and chairman of the Board of Visitors of the Duke School of the Environment. Presently he is adjunct professor of forestry at Duke University and Mississippi State University. He has been a member of AMERICAN FORESTS for most of his career.

JOHN ASTON WARDER MEDAL

NAMED FOR THE FOUNDER OF AMERICAN FORESTS, THIS MEDAL IS PRESENTED EACH YEAR TO A MEMBER FOR LONG-TERM ACCOMPLISHMENTS THE CONSERVATION OF FOREST RESOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR SERVICE TO AMERICAN FORESTS.

THOMAS H. RIPLEY

Tom Ripley has held numerous research and administrative positions in forestry, wildlife biology, range, watershed, and recreation management with universities, state agencies, and the U.S. Forest Service. In the last-named agency he served 11 years, rising to position of chief of range and wildlife research. He joined the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1970 as director of the Division of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife Development. He was elected president of the American Forestry Association (now AMERICAN FORESTS) in 1981 and reelected in 1982. In 1983 he was named assistant commissioner and, later, deputy commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Conservation. He retired in 1990.

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

GIVEN AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN FORESTS TO INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE PARTICIPATION IN AND SUPPORT OF OUR ACTIVITIES HAS BEEN EXEMPLARY.

HYDE H. MURRAY

Hyde Murray is assistant director for national affairs for the American Farm Bureau Federation. He served on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years. For 20 years he was counsel and minority staff director of the House Committee on Agriculture. Since 1990 he has been a member of the AMERICAN FORESTS board, where his contributions have been significant, particularly in the areas of revisions to the bylaws, and in the governance of legal matters.

URBAN FORESTRY MEDALS

ESTABLISHED IN 1982 TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF URBAN FORESTRY CONCEPTS. THREE MEDALS ARE GIVEN EACH YEAR--ONE TO A CITIZEN ACTIVIST, ONE TO AN URBAN FOREST PROFESSIONAL, AND ONE TO AN EDUCATOR OR RESEARCHER.

CITIZEN MEDAL

DONA S. CHAMBERS

As executive director of Trees for Houston, Dona Chambers has spearheaded a citizen movement that has had nationwide influence. …