ASHLAND — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recognized two World-Herald staff members for their coverage of the February capture of Canadian bighorn sheep and their release in Nebraska.
Reporter David Hendee and photographer Alyssa Schukar received the commission's Citation of Achievement for their contributions to Nebraska's wildlife resources and parkland. Rex Amack, the commission director, said the award is the highest honor presented to people outside the agency.
The World-Herald stories, photographs and video reports introduced a global audience to Nebraska's bighorn reintroduction project, he said.
The awards were presented Thursday at Mahoney State Park.
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