Dr. Stanley Hillyard (Dental) received the 2017 Regional George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service from the National Park Service for the Pacific West Region. Next, the regional award recipients will compete nationally for the honor of being named a national recipient of the award .
Hillyard has consistently volunteered at Death Valley National Park every year since 1976, totaling more than 3,687 hours of service. He shares his expertise in the field of desert fish ecology and physiology through his contributions to the development and implementation of multiple strategic management programs for the park. He also contributes to ongoing park education and outreach activities. His enduring commitment to protecting and conserving the Devils Hole pupfish and the other aquatic resources within the park has been an asset to the National Park Service and an inspiration to all who have worked with him.