Dr. Steve Windels, Wildlife Biologist at Voyageurs National Park, is the recipient of the 2014 National Park Service’s Director’s Award for Natural Resource Research. The Director’s Natural Resource Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals in understanding, protecting, and managing park natural resources. Award winners were chosen from an elite pool of regional submissions for their remarkable achievements.
Dr. Windels has been at Voyageurs since 2003. The award is in recognition of the contributions he has made in managing a complex and comprehensive wildlife management and research program at Voyageurs that is recognized as one of the most dynamic, science-based programs in the Midwest Region. Winners were presented with a certificate and an original bronze bison sculpture at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 21.