It is our great pleasure to announce that the following individuals have been selected as the 21CSC Champions of the Year for 2016.
Learn more about the 21CSC Champion of the Year Award
Director of Restoration, Gulf of Mexico Program
The Nature Conservancy
Learn more about Jeff and read a Q&A with him
Youth Programs Director
National Park Service – Yellowstone National Park
Learn more about Bob and read a Q&A with him
U.S. Forest Service – Coronado National Forest
Learn more about Zac and read a Q&A with him
This year, we would also like to recognize the following individual with the 21CSC National Distinction Award for her efforts to support the 21CSC on a federal level.
Deputy Chief, National Forest System
U.S. Forest Service
In November 2011, Leslie Weldon was named Deputy Chief for National Forest System with the USDA Forest Service. In this role, Leslie is the lead executive responsible for policy, oversight and direction for the natural resource programs for managing the 193 million acres of National Forests and Grasslands so they best demonstrate sustainable multiple-use management, using an ecological approach, to provide benefits to citizens. From 2009 – 2011, Leslie served as Regional Forester for the Northern Region of the Forest Service. In this position she provides oversight for management of 28 million acres of National Forests and Grasslands as well as State & Private Forestry programs in Northern Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota.