Diversity Award

Bald eagle sitting on large limb near its nest, viewed from rear while looking over its shoulder.

Image Credit: Steve Hillebrand, USFWS

The Diversity Award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding efforts in promoting ethnic and gender diversity in the natural resource professions, especially wildlife conservation and education. Recognized activities may focus on encouraging ethnic and gender diversity in the workforce, academic enrollment, or organizational membership.

Award Nomination Process and Criteria

To nominate an individual for consideration, click here to learn about the criteria and the nomination process. Nomination forms must be submitted by May 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

Diversity Award

2016
Alix Pedraza
2015
Diana Doan-Crider
2014
Jeramie T. Strickland
2013
Dana Sanchez
2012 (2 awards)
Bruce D. Leopold
Career Discovery Internship – USFWS
2011
Native American Professional Development Program of the Native People’s Wildlife Management Working Group of The Wildlife Society.
2010
Minorities in Natural Resources Committee of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
2009
Jeremy Guinn
2008
Roel Lopez
2007
Raul Valdez
2004
National Wildlife Federation’s Alaska Women’s Environmental Network
2003
Mamie A. Parker
2002
MeadWestvaco Corporation’s Natural Resource Camp