Honorary Membership Award

Mexican Spotted Owlet

Image Credit: National Park Service

Honorary Memberships recognize continuous outstanding service to any area of concern to The Wildlife Society by a TWS member who is a practicing or retired wildlife professional.

The Society awarded the first Honorary Membership to J. N. (Ding) Darling in 1950.

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.

TWS Honorary Members

2016
Terry Blankenship
Terry Kreeger

2015
No recipient

2014
David E. Steffen
Robert J. Warren

2013
R. Terry Bowyer

2012
E. O. “Oz” Garton
James M. Peek

2011
Theodore (Ted) A. Bookhout

2010
Stanley A. Temple

2009
James L. Byford
Daniel H. Pletscher

2008
Harry E. Hodgdon

2007
D. Lynn Draw
R.J. Gutierrez

2006
Charles DeYoung
Ronald F. Labisky

2005
Fred S. Guthery
James W. Hardin

2004
David R. Anderson
Fred C. Bryant
Paul R. Krausman

2003
E. Charles Meslow
Nova J. Silvy
R. Montague Whiting

2002
Lewis M. Cowardin
James E. Miller
Rollin Sparrowe

2000
Lytle H. Blankenship
Harry A. Jacobson
Gary C. White

1999 
David R. Klein
Larry Marchinton
John W. Mumma

1998
John J. Craighead
A. Sydney Johnson

1997
Ronald R. Ryder
Milton W. Weller

1996
Robert D. Nelson

1995
Jack H. Berryman
Frances Hamerstrom

1994
James G. Teer

1993
Dale H. Arner
Richard F. Harlow
L. David Mech

1992
Burd S. McGinnis
Richard D. Teague

1991
Wayne W. Sandfort
Jack Ward Thomas

1990
George V. Burger
Tony J. Peterle
James D. Yoakum

1989
Laurence R. Jahn
Glen C. Sanderson
John G. Stelfox

1988
Malcolm W. Coulter
W. Leslie Pengelly

1987
Willard D. Klimstra
C. W. Severinghaus

1986
Thomas S. Baskett
Robert A. McCabe
Wendell G. Swank

1985
Bill T. Crawford
Howard L. Mendall

1984
Charles M. Kirkpatrick
William G. Sheldon

1983
Kai Curry-Lindahl
William L. Webb

1982
Frank C. Bellrose
Helenette Silver

1981
Thomas L. Kimball
William F. Sigler

1980
H. Albert Hochbaum
Jessop B. Low
William H. Marshall
Kaj E. Westerskov

1979
Mario L. Cossio
Paul L. Dalke
Thomas G. Scott

1978
Charles H. Callison
Louis A. Krumholz
Reuben E. Trippensee

1976
John S. Gottschalk
Francis M. Uhler

1975
Russell E. Train

1974
Lucille F. Stickel

1973
Raymond F. Dasmann

1972
Gustav A. Swanson

1971
Stanley A. Cain
Donald W. Douglass
Joseph J. Hickey
Tracy I. Storer

1969
Daniel L. Leedy
Joseph P. Linduska
Henry S. Mosby
Lee E. Yeager

1968
Stewart L. Udall

1966
Durward L. Allen
C. H. D. Clarke
Homer S. Swingle

1965
Ian McTaggart Cowan
A. Starker Leopold

1964
C. Gordon Fredine
Ralph T. King
Harry D. Ruhl

1963
Clarence M. Tarzwell

1961
George W. McCullough
Ernest F. Swift

1960
Enrique Beltram
Clarence W. Watson

1959
A. G. Huntsman
Stanley P. Young

1958
Albert M. Day

1956
P. F. English
George O. Henrickson

1955
Arthur A. Allen
Clarence Cottam
Paul L. Errington

1954
F. Frazer Darling
Carl D. Shoemaker

1953
C. R. Gutermuth
Kenneth A. Reid

1952
E. R. Kalmbach
Harrison F. Lewis
Olas J. Murie
Walter P. Taylor

1951
Harold Titus

1949
Charles S. Elton

1948
Frederic C. Walcott

1947
Seth Gordon
Hoyes Lloyd
E. Sydney Stephens

1946
Ira N. Gabrielson
Aldo Leopold
W. L. McAtee
Ernest Thompson Seton

1940
H. L. Stoddard

1938
J. N. (Ding) Darling