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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

2015 Haskell Award goes to GA's own John Jensen!

John Jensen, state Herpetologist for GA DNR was recognized for his incredible conservation efforts this year by receiving the Haskell Award for 2015
The Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation is presented by Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), in memory of Alison Haskell (1956 – 2006). This award is intended to recognize an individual from North America who exemplifies extraordinary commitment to herpetofaunal conservation, has thus far been an unsung hero, and has shown exemplary commitment to building or strengthening partnerships. Alison was one such person.
 
We are proud to announce the 2015 recipient of the Alison Haskell Award is John Jensen. John is currently the state Herpetologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. John has directly contributed to the conservation of imperiled amphibians and reptiles, in particular Gopher Frogs and Indigo Snakes, through many successful partnerships. His efforts have also helped protect Georgia's freshwater turtles and rattlesnakes. His commitment and dedication to herpetofaunal conservation, in Georgia and beyond, is widely recognized among his peers. Please read more about John's efforts and achievements on PARC's Alison Haskell Award Winners page.

At the Garden, we are grateful for the opportunities to work with John in both our Gopher Frog head-starting, and Flatwoods Salamander recovery conservation projects.

Congrats, JJ ... a well earned recognition!