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HFN’s Colin Stewart Conservation Award for 2020: Wolfgang Maass

Photo by Robert Cameron, taken in 2012 at the Ship Harbour Long Lake Protected Wilderness Area. Wolfgang always wore a tie in the field.

The Colin Stewart Conservation Award for 2020 was to have been presented at the Halifax Field Naturalists Annual General Meeting on the first Thursday in March, 2020, at 7:30 p.m, at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. COVID restrictions prevented that meeting, and the award was formally announced and presented at the 2020 AGM for the Halifax Field Naturalists, held virtually (on Zoom)  on March 4, 2021.

The award is made posthumously to Wolfgang Maass (1929-2016) who pioneered lichen research and conservation in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Environment ecologist Robert Cameron spoke last night about Wolfgang’s contributions, saying that NS is  leading the country in lichen conservation and that we have Wolfgang Maass to thank for that.  Read more