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Each of us knows people who are doing outstanding work for wildlife whether they are wildlife professionals or citizen conservationists. To acknowledge and celebrate these achievements, you can nominate the deserving people for an honorary award from The Central Mountains and Plains Section (CMPS) of The Wildlife Society. The Central Mountains and Plains Section of The Wildlife Society offers prestigious awards once a year to honor the accomplishments of worthy groups or individuals.

The Professional Award is given to a professional individual, the Citizen’s Conservation Achievement Award is given to an individual or group of citizens, and the CMPS Executive Group Achievement Award is being offered in 2021 to a professional organization or group. These awards recognize outstanding contributions towards the enhancement of wildlife endeavors within the Section. Award recipients receive a personalized wooden plaque at the annual CMPS conference, are featured in the CMPS newsletter, and are added to our distinguished list of award recipients on the CMPS website.

Review the award criteria for the Professional Award and Citizen’s Conservation Achievement Award here. Review the award criteria for the CMPS Executive Group Achievement Award here. Nominations of unsuccessful candidates remain in the candidate pool for a maximum of three years, unless the individual is re-nominated. Nominations or questions about the awards should be e-mailed to the CMPS Vice President, Stephanie Ferrero (sferrero<dot>tws<at>gmail<dot>com) and must be received by Friday, July 30th, 2021 to be considered.

Don’t miss this special chance to thank the people you know who are making a difference for wildlife. Take just a little bit of time now to share what these heroes do and to inspire other people in conserving wildlife. Nominations can be made anytime between now and July 30th.

View a list of past award winners.

For more information about TWS awards, please click HERE.