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Annual Meeting 2006


Keynote speaker Steve McCormick, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.
At PRBO's landmark annual meeting, held on May 21, 2006, at our new San Francisco Bay Research Center in Petaluma, some 450 members and friends celebrated PRBO's accomplishments and helped dedicate our new home. The day was full and festive, with morning birdwalks in Shollenberger Park, "tools of the trade" exhibits staffed by PRBO biologists, guided tours of our new building, a barbeque lunch, book sale, silent auction, and live music by "The Certificates" jazz band.
Former PRBO Board member Mike Parmeter receives the Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award from PRBO's President and CEO, Ellie M. Cohen.

Keynote speaker Steve McCormick, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, highlighted the ways that PRBO science contributes uniquely to effective conservation.

PRBO's Board Chair Steve Thal and CEO Ellie M. Cohen spoke of achievements and prospects. The individuals and organizations listed below received special PRBO awards in recognition of their service and accomplishment.
Long-time research coordinator Frances Bidstrup receives the Conservation Volunteer Award (a Keith Hansen drawing of her study species, Snowy Plover).

Foundation Leadership: Marisla Foundation

Corporate Conservation: Oracle

Conservation Partner: Bureau of Land Management, California

Conservation Volunteer: Frances C. Bidstrup
: Nils Warnock, PhD, Co-Director of PRBO's Wetland Ecology Division, explains telemetry studies at one of several "tools of the trade" exhibits. Shollenberger Park is in the background. Photos by Claire Peaslee/PRBO

Lifetime Conservation Partner: Audubon Canyon Ranch

Lifetime Conservation Achievement: Dr. Benjamin "Mike" Parmeter

San Francisco Bay Research Center Founders: Anonymous; David and Lucile Packard Foundation; DMARLOU Foundation; Stephen and Britt Thal

PRBO Staff Leadership: Mark Herzog, PhD; Diana Stralberg