MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- U.S. forestry officials are honoring an organization led by a West Virginia University research biologist for its work protecting golden eagles.
The recognition by the U.S. Forest Service's Wings Across the Americas program is for the Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group.
The international collaboration of biologists and wildlife managers is headed by Todd Katzner and a colleague in Quebec.
A small population of golden eagles can be found in eastern North America. They face challenges that range from diminishing habitat to the whirring blades of wind turbines.
Katzner's working group is being honored for its efforts with the Forest Service's 2013 Research and Management Partnership Award.
Katzner's work is funded jointly by the Forest Service and WVU.