Boise man named Field & Stream 'Hero of Conservation'

The magazine lauded Miracle as "a photographer who donates his images to benefit sage grouse and also works hands-on to restore wet meadows — important areas for sage grouse chicks to feed.

Field & Stream’s Heroes of Conservation program is dedicated "to honoring volunteers involved in grassroots projects that protect and maintain fish and wildlife habitat across the country." Miracle is one of six finalists who will be celebrated at a gala event in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, where each will be presented with a $5,000 grant.

One honoree will be Conservation Hero of the Year and will be awarded a new Toyota Tundra, courtesy of Toyota, which is the program’s exclusive sponsor. Country musician Josh Thompson is scheduled to entertain the invitation-only crowd at the event.

“The six finalists are all remarkable individuals,” said Anthony Licata, Editorial Director of Field & Stream. “They saw conservation problems and didn’t wait for someone else to take the lead─they charged in and took the rest of us along with them. We’re grateful for their passion and dedication and are honored to share their stories.”