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The Arizona Wildlife Federation (AZWF) awarded Coconino County Board Chairwoman, Supervisor Elizabeth C. “Liz” Archuleta, the Women in Conservation Leadership award this past Tuesday for her achievements and leadership in conservation
The award was presented by AZWF Executive Director, Scott Garlid, during the May 5 Board of Supervisors meeting. Chairwoman Archuleta was recognized for her work with the conservation challenges Coconino County faces including wildfires and uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. Chairwoman Archuleta has served in a variety of important national conservation leadership roles over her career, including as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Public Lands Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties. She also serves on the Arizona state advisory board of The Nature Conservancy.
“As a fourth-generation resident of Flagstaff, I have long familial and cultural ties to the land,” said Chairwoman Archuleta. “Growing up, my dad always said you should only take what you need from the forest, and you should respect and be a steward of the public land. Since the beginning of my career, I have proudly advocated for Northern Arizona’s public lands through various leadership positions, as well as continuously supporting public policy to increase our forests’ health and preserve and protect our natural environment. I am thankful for this recognition from the Arizona Wildlife Federation and I will continue commit to be a voice for our people, our wildlife and our public lands.”
In addition to her conservation work within Coconino County and the region, Chairwoman Archuleta is a co-founder of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting and the Outdoors (HECHO). Chairwoman Archuleta continues to work with HECHO on encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
The AZWF was founded in 1923 and is the oldest conservation organization in Arizona. AZWF is the state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation and strives to educate and inspire people about the great outdoors.