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By Haley Yarborough

Sanders receives prestigious award


August 4, 2022

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Pyramid Mountain Lumber Resource Manager Gordy Sanders is the 39th recipient of the William Schlich Memorial Award since it was first given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935.

SEELEY LAKE - Pyramid Mountain Lumber Resource Manager Gordy Sanders received the 2022 William Schlich Memorial Award for his 46 years of outstanding work that influenced local, state and national forestry policy. Sanders is one of only 39 recipients of the award in 88 years. 

The first two recipients of this award included the 32nd President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 and Gifford Pinchot, the first head of the United States Forest Service, in 1940. 

"When you look into the criteria for the award and look at who received it previously, it's amazing," Sanders said....

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