Upton Ecological and Research Reserve Receives EPA Award

April 2004

Upton Ecological and Research Reserve Receives EPA Award

Upton Ecological and Research Reserve managers from the Department of Energy, the Laboratory, and from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service received an "Environmental Quality" award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for development and management of the Upton Reserve.

Research conducted at the Upton Reserve includes several data-acquisition projects such as a vegetation map of the Laboratory, deer population surveys, and exotic plant invasion studies. Pine Barrens-related research and educational programs for local high schools, colleges, and universities have also been created and conducted at the Reserve.

The award was presented in EPA Region 2 Headquarters on April 23, 2004.