McALESTER, Okla. -- The McAlester Army Ammunition Plant received the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Federal Conservation Partner of the Year Award during its annual conference in Portland, Oregon, on July 16.

MCAAP was nominated for the award by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for its ongoing partnership and environmental stewardship efforts. Oklahomans collected six of the 12 annual awards that were presented by WAFWA.