Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary will celebrate its conservation efforts on Saturday, Oct. 8. During the celebration Dr. Paul Johnsgard will receive the Prairie River Keeper Award.
Dr. Paul Johnsgard is an ornithologist, artist and emeritus professor at the University of Nebraska. He produced his first book, the Handbook of Waterfowl Behaviour published by Cornell University in 1965. He is considered one of the most prolific authors of ornithology books.
A true partner with the conservation efforts of Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary, Dr. Johnsgard has written numerous books on the cranes who depend upon the Platte River including A Chorus of Cranes published in 2015. From his position as an esteemed professor at the University of Nebraska and a world renowned and respected ornithologist, he has advocated for the Platte River with government officials.
see September 28 Courier for full story