Monday, February 2, 2015
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) has presented Sen. Ron Wyden, D-O.R., and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-W.A., with the 2014 Bernard L. Orell Awards for Partnership.
The award, presented at the organization’s annual partner’s reception, is named in memory of former Washington State Forester Bernard L. Orell (1914-1983). The Orell award is presented periodically to deserving members of Congress who have made significant contributions to state and private forestry and is the highest honor to be awarded from NASF.
Congresswoman Herrera Beutler serves on the House Committee on Appropriations where she holds a seat on the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and related Agencies, and the House Committee on Small Business. She is also the Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and Co-Chair of the Women and the Economy/Business Task Force.
“The residents of Southwest Washington rely on healthy forests for their livelihoods, their recreation, and the survival of their communities. I am very proud of the bipartisan, bicameral forest roads bill we secured into law this year that keeps in place four decades of science-based protection of our forests,” said Congresswoman Herrera Beutler.
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