Alison Haskell is one of our herpetofaunal conservation heroes, she had a passion for amphibians and reptiles, having studied red-bellied turtles for her Master's thesis and then, while employed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, continuing on into leadership roles for Northeast PARC, and ultimately National PARC as their first National Federal Agencies' Coordinator.
Sadly, in 2006, Allison lost a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. At that time her friends and family, in collaboration with members of PARC, established a fund in her memory, which ARC now manages. The intent of this award is to recognize "unsung heroes" in North America who exemplify extraordinary commitment to herpetofaunal conservation. In 2011, PARC chose the Year of the Turtle celebration to launch their award in her name, PARC's Alison Haskell Award for Excellence in Herpetofaunal Conservation. ARC was proud to be able to contribute and assist in the presentation of this momentous award.
Read more about the winners of this prestigious award:
Charles Painter, 2013 recipient
Dede Olson, 2012 recipient
Al Breisch, 2011 PARC inaugural recipient
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If you would like to read more about nominating an unsung hero for PARC’s Alison Haskell Award, please visit PARC’s website.
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