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, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

Diversity Award

2017
Serra J. Hoagland

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