ST. LOUIS (June 6, 2019) — The National Wildlife Federation honored Lisa Moore, editorial director of National Wildlife magazine, for her efforts to highlight the work and critical importance of the Federation’s 51 state and territorial affiliates.
“Throughout Lisa’s time at the National Wildlife Federation she has exhibited an understanding of the value and power of the National Wildlife Federation-affiliate partnership, embodying the spirit of Charlie Shaw. As editorial director of National Wildlife magazine, she has highlighted the work of affiliates and showcased the depth and breadth of the entire Federation,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Lisa has enthusiastically shared resources and developed new ways for affiliates to participate in and benefit from National Wildlife magazine, providing immense value to our affiliate partners. Her inclusive nature, passion for the work we do, and appreciation for the power of the National Wildlife Federation-affiliate relationship are just a few of the many qualities that make her a unique asset to our Federation family.”
“The more I learn about the incredible work of our affiliates, the more I feel hopeful about the future of our nation’s wildlife and wild lands,” Moore said. “These folks work hard in the trenches to fight for smart policy, keep public lands accessible, ensure healthy habitats and help wildlife thrive — so spotlighting their work in the magazine is an honor. Besides, they’re a diverse bunch and a blast to hang out with, a nice plus!”
The Charlie Shaw Conservation Partnership Award honors individuals who have demonstrated a true appreciation for the value and potential of the National Wildlife Federation-affiliate partnership. The ceremony took place at the National Wildlife Federation’s annual meeting and 83rd anniversary celebration.
This special achievement award was created in Charlie’s memory to honor individuals whose actions reflect the spirit of his work — first as executive director of North Carolina Wildlife Federation and later as a National Wildlife Federation regional executive. Charlie loved the National Wildlife Federation. In his eyes, the Federation was not simply a relationship between “national” and each affiliate partner. Charlie rightly saw all of us as part of one big family — many of us different, but all working together toward our goal of protecting wildlife and habitat.
The National Wildlife Federation Conservation Achievement Awards began in 1966. Since then, the National Wildlife Federation has celebrated individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting wildlife through education, advocacy, communication and on-the-ground conservation. Previous honorees have included former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson and Michelle Obama, and other national leaders, including U.S. Senator John McCain and filmmaker Robert Redford.
Moore, a resident of Maryland, has built a career as a magazine writer and editor, first at U.S. News & World Report, then for 14 years at National Geographic — where she headed the staff writer’s department — then as head of publishing for The Wildlife Society, where she edited The Wildlife Professional. In 2014, Moore joined the National Wildlife Federation as editorial director, and since then has gained enormous respect for the Federation’s work in helping wildlife and habitats thrive.
Thanks to the National Wildlife Federation, Moore said, she has also learned how to be a wildlife gardener — “much to the delight of the caterpillars and other critters in my messy backyard.” She’s deeply grateful for this honor, for the Federation’s support of National Wildlife magazine, and for story ideas from affiliates — “so keep ’em coming!”
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