Environmental Achievement Awards Recipients



Mr. Cyrus Brame, Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex, FWS, VA - Cyrus Brame created the James River Excess to Asset program, coordinating volunteers who collected thousands of pounds of metal, tires, and other debris from refuge lands. moremore

Mr. Trent Duncan, Utah State Office, BLM, UT - Trent Duncan is a mechanical engineer and has assisted in the implementation of over 130 renewable energy projects ranging from small lighting systems to large off-grid and grid-connected systems. moremore

Mr. Kurt Sorenson, Glenallen Field Office, BLM, AK - Kurt Sorenson is a life-long sustainability hero through his practice of reusing, reducing, and recycling to conserve the environment.moremore


Division of Compliance Management, In-house Conversion to a Paperless on Windows (POW) Audit Environment, OSM, Washington, DC - The Division of Compliance Management (DCM) auditors now function in a completely paperless environment using Paperless on Windows (POW), an integrated, automated audit process developed internally from off-the-shelf Microsoft products combined with Adobe. moremore

Federal Reclamation Program, Appalachia Team, The Green Wall, OSM, PA - The Shawnee Wells Landslide Project near Pikeville, Kentucky featured the construction of a Green Wall which abated an OSM Abandoned Mine Lands emergency landslide. moremore

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, NPS, IN - Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, located within the City of Portage, Indiana, is on a site that has become a regional symbol of the collaborative efforts of federal, state, and local governments with the private sector for reclaiming a contaminated site and showcasing a model of sustainability for the public to enjoy while preserving the significant natural resources. moremore

Long Beach West Restoration Project, Southern New England-NY Bight Coastal Program, FWS, RI - Long Beach is part of the longest stretch of barrier beach in Connecticut and contains sand dunes, tidal wetlands, and sand flats.  The restoration of this site entailed complete removal of all hazardous materials including lead, asbestos, and PCBs, as well as the houses and debris, preventing contamination on the nearby refuge and surrounding coastal habitat.  moremore

OSM/VISTA Teams, The Appalachian Coal Country Team and Western Hardrock Watershed Team, OSM, Washington, DC - The Appalachian Coal Country Team and Western Hardrock Watershed Team, known as the OSM VISTA Teams, assist rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation and its consequences to make their home-place-watersheds healthier places to live and work. moremore

Park Management Team, Design and Construction of Net-Positive Energy Housing, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, NPS, OR - The Park Management Team at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument successfully contracted and constructed an unconventional, state-of-the-art zero-energy home as a replacement for the ranger residence at the remote Painted Hills Unit using. moremore

Redwood National and State Parks, Sustainable Buildings - Maximizing Partnerships, NPS, CA - Redwood National Park and California State Parks jointly manage the national park and three state parks under the name, Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP).  moremore

Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters, FWS, OR - The headquarters office for Sheldon-Hart Mountain NWR Complex relocated from its deteriorating leased space to a building with energy efficiency features.moremore

Southeast Louisiana Dream Team, Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex, FWS, LA - The partnership between Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge and USGS and BOEMRE scientists resulted in a study and partnership that proved invaluable during the response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster of 2010.  moremore

Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge - Inland Northwest Complex Headquarters, FWS, WA - This super-insulated high performance facility is a model of sustainable design. moremore



Grand Canyon Railway, Greening a Railroad Operation, Grand Canyon National Park, NPS, AZ - Xanterra moved a 19th-century, inefficient steam locomotive dinosaur out of the Jurassic era and into the 21st century by retrofitting it to run on a used cooking oil while also preserving its historic character. moremore




Mr. Frank Drauszewski, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, FWS, MA   moremore

Mr. Al Green, Outstanding Organizational Achievement in Fleet Energy Efficiency, OSM, Washington, DC  moremore

Four Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Systems in Three ZION Areas, Zion National Park, NPS, UT  moremore


Assabet River Visitor Center, FWS, MA  moremore

FWS Fleet Fuel Consumption, Region 9, FWS, VA  moremore

NIFC Energy Reductions, National Interagency Fire Center, BLM, ID  moremore

Sustainability Awareness Committee, USGS, ND  moremore


Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certification for Three Urban Golf Parks, National Mall & Memorial Parks, NPS, Washington, DC  moremore


U.S. Department of the Interior

Greening of the Interior