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ICCF Lifetime Achievement Awardees
ICCF remembered and celebrated the remarkable conservation legacy of Stewart Udall at the 2010 U.S. Congressional International Conservation Gala. After representing Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms, Stewart Udall was appointed Secretary of the Interior—a position he held for nine years. Under his leadership, the Interior Department aggressively promoted an expansion of federal public lands and assisted with the enactment of major environmental legislation. Secretary Udall oversaw the addition of four national parks, six national monuments, eight national seashores and lakeshores, nine national recreation areas, 20 national historic sites, and 56 national wildlife refuges, including Redwood National Park in California and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail stretching from Georgia to Maine. Secretary Udall played a key role in the enactment of environmental laws such as the Clear Air, Water Quality and Clean Water Restoration Acts and Amendments, the Wilderness Act of 1964 the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966, the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965, the National Trail System Act of 1968, and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. He was presented with the Ansel Adams Award in 1986, the Wilderness Society's highest conservation award. He was also awarded the United Nations Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement.
Magalen O. "Maggie" Bryant
Magalen O. "Maggie" Bryant is an inspirational conservation leader who has, through proactive personal support and tireless efforts, made a positive impact on our natural world. Maggie has served on the Boards of the WILD Foundation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (Chairperson), and the National Wildlife Federation. She is the recipient of the Chevron Conservation Award and the Mississippi Governor's Award for Conservation and is the founder of Tara Wildlife.