Scott Weidensaul Receives Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show Achievement Award for Conservation
HARRISBURG, PA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Scott Weidensaul of Schuylkill County, PA, a successful writer and avid conservationist, has received the 2008 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show Achievement Award for Conservation.
Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Living on the Wind,” about bird migration.
Weidensaul is a trustee of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Audubon Pennsylvania, as well as being an active field researcher. Each fall, he oversees a crew of more than 100 volunteers banding migrant saw-whet owls in central Pennsylvania.
One of fewer than 200 hummingbird banders in North America, Weidensaul has traveled throughout the Western Hemisphere researching his books.
A 1976 graduate of North Schuylkill High School, Weidensaul began his professional writing career as an outdoors writer and general assignment reporter for the Pottsville Republican.
“Scott has been an extraordinary volunteer and driving force for the Ned Smith Center for Nature since the very beginning” said Jerry Regan, the Center’s Executive Director.
Weidensaul was a founding member of the Ned Smith Center for Nature, and has served on the Board of Directors since the Center’s inception in 1993.
The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show Outdoor Achievement Award for Conservation is presented annually to an individual or organization in recognition of their demonstrated commitment to protecting and improving our outdoor resources and animal habitats.