Catherine Hickey, Point Blue Conservation Science Conservation Director, receives Circle of Life Award

Hickey award with print June 2015Catherine Hickey is presented with the Circle of Life award by Paul Buttner of the California Rice Commission. Photo credit: Jim Morris, California Rice Commission

Catherine Hickey, Conservation Director of Pacific Coast and Central Valley at Point Blue Conservation Science, received the California Rice Commission’s Circle of Life Award on June 22, 2015. This award is given to individuals who have tremendously helped the California rice industry. She was honored in front of over 160 legislators, rice growers, and others for her leadership in finding innovative ways to manage rice for waterbirds and other benefits while enabling the rice growers to participate in wildlife friendly practices.