Outstanding Program Development

Stephen Gatewood

The Nature Conservancy
Kissimmee, Florida
Since October 1991, Steve Gatewood has spearheaded development of The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve, a landmark mitigation project that will result in the protection of more than 11,500 acres of prime central Florida wetlands.

Ron Howing

Wildlife Management Biologist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Esterville, Iowa
Ron Howing has been a wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in northwest Iowa since 1963.

Michael Houck

Director, Urban Stream Council/The Wetlands Conservancy
Portland, Oregon
Mike Houck, Director of the Wetland Conservancy’s Urban Streams Council program in Portland, Oregon, has worked for more than two decades to bring attention to wetlands and wildlife in urban environments.

Dennis Bowker

Resource Conservationist, Napa County Resource Conservation District
Napa County, California
Dennis Bowker, an award winner in the Outstanding Wetlands Program Development category, is a Resource Conservationist with the Napa County Resource Conservation District.