Buhlmann honored for reptile work

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Buhlmann honored for reptile work

Aiken Standard

Aug 30 2015 7:41 p.m.

Submitted photoPriya Nanjappa, left, a national coordinator for Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, acknowledges Dr. Kurt Buhlmann before presenting him with the PARC Visionary Leader Award at the University of Kansas.

Submitted photo Priya Nanjappa, left, a national coordinator for Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, acknowledges Dr. Kurt Buhlmann before presenting him with the PARC Visionary Leader Award at the University of Kansas.

Kurt Buhlmann, senior research associate at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, received the Visionary Leader Award from Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. The award is given to an individual in North America who demonstrates extraordinary leadership, vision and commitment while furthering the mission of the organization. Buhlmann has been involved in the growth of the organization since its founding in 1999, and instrumental in developing habitat management guidelines to aid landowners in management practices compatible with amphibian and reptile conservation.

The award was presented July 31 at the joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and PARC in Lawrence, Kansas. Buhlmann is the third person to receive the award since its inception in 2011.