Ralph W. Abele
Conservation Heritage Award
Barbara Yeaman of Milanville in Wayne County,
Pennsylvania, has been named the recipient of the Ralph W. Abele Conservation
Heritage Award for 2007.
Yeaman earned recognition as the 2007 Abele Award winner through her work on the upper Delaware River. She believed
in the preservation of such special lands, wildlife habitats, and prime scenic properties. Her major accomplishments
include founding the Delaware Highlands Conservancy (DHC), conserving thousands of acres of Pennsylvania land through
conservation easements and securing millions of dollars in funds to protect property for species of special concern,
endangered species, and their habitats.