November 16, 2006

Clifford L. Jones Receives PRC's Fox Calhoun Award

The Pennsylvania Resources Council has recognized the considerable contributions that Clifford L. Jones has made to protecting and restoring the environment in Pennsylvania by honoring him with the Fox Calhoun Award.

Cliff Jones is the personal embodiment of the idea that having good environmental and good economic policy are not opposing concepts.

He was not only Secretary of DER during the Three Mile Island Accident, but Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of the Department of Labor and Industry, chairman of the Public Utility Commission, President of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, chair of the Republican State Committee and served on the boards of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, The Nature Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Audubon Society, Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation and is an original member of the advisory committee to the Wild Resources Conservation Fund.

In his spare time, Dr. Jones serves as an adjunct professor at Messiah College and Penn State University.

An avid birdwatcher, Dr. Jones has a lifetime bird list totaling 3,800 world sightings, 714 North America sightings and 350 world mammal sightings from his travels to 55 countries, 30 states and 8 Canadian provinces.


Video Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and JPL Productions