Sheridan Teen Wins Conservation Award

Adam Berry of Sheridan and Kyra Cundall and Jessica Hunt of Greybull are the winners of the Powder River Basin Resource Council's Bill Barlow Memorial Youth in Conservation Award. Together, the students received $500 in cash awards and honorary memberships of the Powder River Basin Resource Council, a Sheridan based non-profit organization.

Berry was the winner of the junior division. He is a student at Holy Name Catholic School in Sheridan. Adam's project tested the aversion of whitetail deer to various commercial and homemade deer repellents.

The senior division winners were the team of Cundall and Hunt from Greybull High School. Their project tested soil samples from multiple points along the Big Horn River for pesticides. The Youth in Conservation Award is presented in memory of Bill Barlow, a Gillette-area rancher, conservationist, and community leader who helped found the Powder River Basin Resource Council in 1973.

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