Special Recognition Service Award

The Special Recognition Service Award honors any person or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the wildlife profession; the general areas of wildlife conservation, management, or science; or a specific area of endeavor, species, community, ecosystem, region, etc.

Contributions over the short or long term are eligible for nomination for a Special Recognition Service Award.

The individual or group does not need to be a member of TWS.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations should include:

  • nominee’s full name, present position, address, email, and phone number
  • nominator’s and endorser’s names, addresses, and phone numbers
  • A clear and concise statement justifying the nomination, including the specific nature, time, and place of the nominee’s outstanding service and accomplishments. Address such criteria as difficulty, insight, scope, importance, acceptance, application, value, impact, and geographic scope of contributions;
  • At least three signed statements of endorsement.

Submit these materials via email to awards@wildlife.org. The nomination and complete supporting documentation should be sent as a single PDF file by May 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.