|Title:||Steve Brechin Receives 2008 Rural Sociological Society Award|
|Date:||Jul 25, 2008|
Steve Brechin has been selected as the 2008 winner of the Award of Merit given by the Natural Resources Research Group (NRRG) of the Rural Sociological Society. Here is a brief excerpt from the announcement of the the award:
The winner of the 2008 NRRG Merit Award is Steven R. Brechin of The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
The NRRG Merit Award award is given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of natural resource sociology. As in recent years, the award can be given to recognize a lifetime of achievement (in recognition that Steve and many previous honorees have plenty of good years to go, we can say, decades of achievement).
Reviewers cited Steve's "insistence on the importance of organizational dynamics in understanding the ways in which manage natural resources" and his work on "resident peoples in parks, and the ethical and economic dilemmas entailed in establishing" and managing protected areas.