The Allegheny Society of American Foresters recognized Howard G. Wurzbacher Jr., of Titusville, with the Robert W. Bauer Outstanding Service to Forestry Award at the society's winter meeting Feb. 20. This award was named after former PGC NW Regional Forester Bob Bauer, who passed away in 2002 in a farming accident. It was established to give official recognition to professional achievements in forestry; to recognize superior service to the Society of American Foresters; to provide a means of additional publicity showing the caliber of professional foresters and the forestry profession; to stimulate more participation of the section membership in society affairs; and to educate the public to the importance of the forestry profession. Candidates are evaluated in three categories: 1. Professional achievement in the field of forestry. 2. Service and leadership in the Society of American Foresters including work in working groups, chapters, special projects or national office. 3. Service to local or regional community activities including church and civic organization. The award is presented only once to any individual.