John Moriarty, a longtime TWS member, received the 2020 Minnesota Award from the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
The chapter annually gives the award to Minnesota’s top conservationists who have made outstanding contributions to the state’s wildlife and natural resources.
Moriarty, the senior manager for wildlife at the Three Rivers Par District, has spent 40 years in the profession so far, focusing on managing wildlife resources and connecting the public to nature. Some of his accomplishments include securing $4,000,000 in grants for wildlife surveys and reintroductions as well as authoring or co-authoring more than 100 scientific publications.
“I am honored and humbled to receive the Minnesota Award from the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society,” Moriarty told Lake Superior News. “It seems hard to believe that I have been involved with the chapter for over 35 years! I have met many good friends and colleagues through my work with the chapter. And many of the previous Minnesota Award recipients are friends and mentors who I have looked up to for most of my career. Being added to that list is a highlight in my career.”
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