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K-State Today

October 27, 2014

Robert Atchison receives national recognition

Submitted by Elaine Edwards

Robert Atchison, rural forestry coordinator with the Kansas Forest Service, received the 2014 Jim Sledge Current Achievement Award for forest resource management from the National Association of State Foresters.

He was the principle author of the Kansas Forest Action Plan, which serves as a national example for effectively integrating all state and private forestry programs to address priority resource management landscapes. The Forest Action Plan defines these landscapes as special places in a way that resonates with the public and how it values the state's most precious forest and natural resources.