Conservation Achievement Awards
Conservation Achievement Awards
The Arkansas Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Achievement Awards are presented each year to individuals and organizations that make great contributions to the conservation of our wildlife, their habitats, and the natural elements upon which all life depends.
The purpose of the Conservation Achievement Awards program is to promote leadership by example, increasing the conservation of the natural resources of the State of Arkansas – its wildlife, forests, flora, soils, water, and air. The program is designed to bring about a greater knowledge and awareness of conservation practices and projects, and to give proper recognition to those persons and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the natural resource welfare of our communities and our state.
HAROLD ALEXANDER CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR – The highest conservation achievement award presented by the Arkansas Wildlife Federation, this award is for an individual who has excelled in overall conservation efforts, making a significant contribution to the conservation of wildlife and natural resources in Arkansas.
REX HANCOCK CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR – For an individual who has excelled in an overall conservation effort, in environmental achievements, or other significant contributions to the conservation of wildlife and natural resources in Arkansas.
CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR – For a formally organized group who have made a significant contribution to the conservation of wildlife and natural resources in Arkansas.
FORESTRY CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR- For an individual, group, or agency which has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the sustainable management of forest resources to the benefit of fish and wildlife in Arkansas.
WATER CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR – For an individual, group, or agency which has demonstrated outstanding leadership in water resource conservation, whether surface water, groundwater, or wetlands, to the benefit of fish and wildlife in Arkansas.
CORPORATE CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR – Awarded for significant efforts by an Arkansas business or corporation toward environmental stewardship. Efforts must be voluntary and involve employees going above and beyond compliance with mandatory programs.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR – To recognize individuals, professionals, clubs, firms, or agency staff who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the conservation of wildlife species and their habitats in Arkansas.
CONSERVATION EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR – For outstanding contribution by a professional or volunteer, classroom teacher or scout troop leader, firm, or organization toward conservation education in Arkansas, whether in a classroom or by other means.
CAROL GRIFFEE CONSERVATION COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR – To recognize the outstanding efforts of an Arkansas-based journalist or media firm in communicating wildlife and related natural resource conservation information to the public.
STUDENT CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR – For outstanding achievement by an Arkansas youth under the age of 19 at the time of nomination for significant accomplishments in conservation, which may include on-the-ground projects for fish and wildlife, public awareness, communication, advocacy, and more.
Watch Arkansas Wildlife Federation’s website and social media for annual award information!