Wildlife director honored for sage grouse conservation ef forts

Terry Crawforth, director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, has been named Professional of the Year by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Crawforth was lauded for his efforts to protect the sage-grouse in the western United States. Since 1999 he has led efforts through which western fish and wildlife agencies developed individual state plans for protecting the sage-grouse and its habitat.

Over the past 15 years, greater sage-grouse populations have declined in the west due to loss of the sagebrush habitat upon which they depend. Multiple petitions to list the bird under the Endangered Species Act have been filed. His efforts helped prevent that listing and those.

"Terry has served as a champion of Nevada's sage-grouse planning effort, not just here on Nevada's Governor's Sage-Grouse Planning Team, but at the regional level with WAFWA, and at the federal level as well," said Gov. Kenny Guinn.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is responsible for protecting, restoring and managing fish and wildlife resources and promoting boating safety in Nevada.

An ad for Dick Campagni's Carson City Toyota dealership can be found in the Aug. 8 issue of Time magazine. The dealership earned the 19th annual 2004 Toyota Motor Sales President's Award for the 17th time.

To qualify as a President's Award winner, dealerships must excel in delivering great products and providing stellar customer care in all areas of dealership operations, said the press release announcing the award.

Carson City Toyota has also been recognized for community support with St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church where it gives a monthly donation.

The donation is used to fund a program that helps the elderly pay for prescription drugs and helps needy families.

The grand opening for the Dayton Branch of Greater Nevada Credit Union is set from 9 a.m. Monday at the new branch office, 555 Highway 50 East in Dayton.

The new branch is east of the Dayton post office.

According to www.gncu.com a credit union is a cooperative financial institution, owned and controlled by the members who use its services. Credit unions serve groups that share something in common, such as where they work, live, or go to church. While banks are in business to make a profit for a small group of shareholders, credit unions are not-for-profit and pass along excess earnings in the form of higher savings rates, lower loan rates, and lower fees.


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