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Local conservation group wins top national honor for Malheur work

A local conservation group was recently celebrated by the BLM for its conservation and volunteer efforts across the county, including places like the Owyhee River. (The Enterprise/FILE).

ONTARIO – Tim Davis is clear his organization is proud of the award it recently received from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

“It’s nice to get recognized but we are not in it for an award,” said Davis.

The BLM awarded the Group Excellence award to the Friends of the Owyhee as part of the federal agency’s 2022 Making a Difference National Volunteers Awards.

Friends of the Owyhee was one of nine organizations selected across the nation for the 2022 accolades and the only one in the Northwest.

The awards single out individuals or groups that donate their time to help the BLM in its effort to manage public lands across the West. The BLM . . .