The Kane County Mapping Project Team members William S. Dey, B. Brandon Curry, Alec Davis, and Curtis C. Abert were honored with the Special Achievement by a Team Award in recognition of the ISGS team's outstanding contributions in completion of the three-dimensional geologic and aquifer maps of Kane County.

Two ISGS scientists were honored as Outstanding New Staff Member. Seyed Dastgheib was recognized for his outstanding contributions in the development of the water-energy research program. Steven E. Brown received the award for his outstanding leadership of the ISGS Quaternary Geology Section and geologic mapping programs.

Don McKay, left, congratulates William W. Shilts on his Special Recognition Award.

The Special Recognition Award was presented to William W. Shilts in appreciation of his vision, determination, and actions as ISGS Chief that led to the merger of the four scientific Surveys with the University of Illinois and to the creation of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, (renamed in 2011 to the Prairie Research Institute.)

2008 Outstanding Cooperator Thelen Sand and Gravel Company

Thelen Sand and Gravel Company was honored as Outstanding Cooperator for its provision of time, equipment, and quarry access in support of the ISGS geologic mapping program and field trips.

David Cooley, Charles Zelinsky