Virginia Chapter: Awards
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Henry S. Mosby Professional Wildlifer Award: Given to a professional wildlife biologist. It may be given on the basis of a number of years of significant, sustained contributions to wildlife biology or on the basis of a single very significant contribution.
Willis Robertson Citizen Conservation Award: Given to a non-professional who has exercised outstanding conservation practices on his own land or who has made significant contributions to conservation activities in the Commonwealth.
The VATWS is currently accepting nominations for the Henry S. Mosby Professional Wildlifer Award and the Willis Robertson Citizen Conservation Award. The deadline for nominations is December 29, 2017. Download the nomination form.
|Year||Henry S. Mosby Professional Award||A. Willis Robertson Citizen Conservation Award|
|2017||Rebecca K. Gwynn||Brian and Martha Murphy|
|2016||Robert Ellis||Not Awarded|
|2015||Scott Klopfer||Mr. Gene and Mrs. Laura Goley|
|2014||Dave Steffen||Mr. Tom Clarke|
|2013||Barry Truitt||Mr. J. Hudson Reese|
|2012||Al Bourgeois||Not Awarded|
|2011||John Baker||Not Awarded|
|2010||Jeff Trollinger||Central Virginia Chapter of Quail Unlimited|
|2009||Nelson Lafon||Joe Coleman/Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy|
|2008||Charlie Cushwa||The Virginia Herpetological Society|
|2007||Steve Capel||Not Awarded|
|2006||Larry Crane||The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation|
|2005||David Whitehurst||Friends of the Rappahannock|
|2004||Mike Fies||Loudoun County Chapter, Izaak Walton League of America|
|2003||Terry Sanders||Charles Hawkins|
|2002||Don Patterson||Dwight Paulette|
|2001||Irv Kenyon||James Edmunds II|
|2000||Mark Damian Duda||Robert and Dee Leggett|
|1999||Jefferson L. Waldon||Not Awarded|
|1996||Don Schwab||Paul Parcell, Dulles Airport|
|1995||Dr. Joseph C. Mitchell||Russell E. Holland, Powhatan|
|1994||Dennis Martin & Gerald Blank||David Horne, Hunters for the Hungry|
|1993||Roy L. Kirkpatrick||Myriam Moore|
|1992||Jack V. Gwynn||VA State Chapter, National Turkey Federation|
|1991||Karen A. Terwilliger||Blue Ridge Chapter, Quail Unlimited|
|1990||Dr. Mike Vaughan||James River Corp. (Upper Brandon)|
|1989||Bob Duncan||R. Jones|
|1988||Dr. Robert Giles||Paul Saunier, Jr.|
|1987||Dr. Mitchell Byrd||Lanier Frantz|
The VATWS Awards Committee is chaired by Scott Klopfer. Send nominations to email@example.com.
Note: Elizabeth R. Stinson, Virginia Chapter member, in 1992 received the SE Section of The Wildlife Society’s Wildlife Management Award for her outstanding work documenting the deleterious effects of the insecticide Furadan to non-target species. This work eventually resulted in the removal of Furadan as a granular product from commercial markets in the US.
Virginia Chapter of The Wildlife Society “Excellence in Wildlife Stewardship through Science and Education” Scholarship
The Virginia Chapter of The Wildlife Society, will award one $500 scholarship to a junior or senior enrolled at a Virginia college or university this year. The purpose of the scholarship is to reward a student who has the potential to make significant contributions to the field of wildlife management. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual meeting of the Virginia Chapter.
The VATWS is currently accepting scholarship applications. The submission deadline is December 29, 2017. Download the scholarship application.
|Excellence in Wildlife Stewardship Through Science and Education Scholarship|
|Year||Recipient||University and Department|
|2017||Allison Moser||Virginia Tech|
|2016||Justin Hall||Virginia Tech|
|2015||Emily Ronis||Virginia Tech|
|2014||Fallon Parker||Radford University|
|2013||John Huth||Radford University|
|2012||Kelsey Townsend||Radford University|
|2011||Tommy Esson||Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences|
|2010||Casey Carbaugh||Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences|
|2009||Beth Meyer||Radford University|
|2008||Kathryn Womak||Longwood University|
|2007||Adrian Roadman||Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences|
|2006||Eddie Owens||Virginia Tech,Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences|
|2005||Lauren Hoffstetter||Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences|
|2004||Michael Nichols||Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences|
|2003||Christopher Ayers||Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences|
|2002||Andy Plumley||Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences|