Group Achievement Award

Desert bighorn sheep, Zion National Park

Image Credit: Katie Raney, National Park Service

The Group Achievement Award recognizes an organization’s outstanding wildlife achievement that is consistent with and/or assists in advancing the objectives of The Wildlife Society.

The organization selected for the award can be private or governmental. The activity of past recipients has been primarily regional, national, or international in scope. Accomplishments, while they may be long-term, should be of significant importance within the last three years.

Award Nomination Process and Criteria

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

Group Achievement Award

2016
Utah Community-Based Conservation Program
2015
Point Blue Conservation Science
2014
Michigan Involvement Committee of Safari Club International
2013
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC)
2012
Southeastern Bat Diversity Network
2011
Friends of the Maga Ta-Hohpi Waterfowl Production Area (WPA)
2009
Platte River Basin Environments, Inc. (PRBE)
2007
Habitat Conservation Trust Fund
2006
Furbearer Resources Technical Work Group of the International
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
2005
Oregon’s 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program
2004
Wyoming Chapter, Foundation for North American Wild Sheep and Safety
2003
Fort Riley’s Threatened and Endangered Species Management Team within the Directorate of Environment
2002
Wisconsin Sharp-tailed Grouse Society with its Group Achievement Award
2001
Quality Deer Management Association
2000
Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
1999
Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society
1998
Texas Agricultural Extension Services
1997
The Peregrine Fund
1996
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
1995
The Game Conservancy Trust
1994
Resolute Bay Hunters and Trappers Association
1993
Black Bear Conservation Committee
1992
Kenai Moose Research Center
1991
Interagency Scientific Committee
1990
Florida Cooperative Urban Wildlife Program
1989
Texas Utilities Systems
1988
National Wild Turkey Federation
1987
Conservation Federation of Missouri
1986
Wildlife Research Section of the Colorado Division of Wildlife
1985
Ruffed Grouse Society
1984
Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation
1983
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia, Athens
1982
Wildlife Legislative Fund of America
1981
Burlington Northern, Timber and Land Department
1980
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society
1979
International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
1978
Ducks Unlimited Inc. and Ducks Unlimited (Canada)
1977
Delta Waterfowl Research Station
1976
The Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation
1975
Wildlife Management Institute
1974
National Audubon Society
1973
Tall Timbers Research Station
1972
American Humane Association
1971
The Nature Conservancy
1970
National Wildlife Federation
1969
Environmental Defense Fund
1968
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
1967
African Wildlife Leadership Foundation
1966
Southeastern Association of Game and Fish Commissioners