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TWS Awards

TWS Fellow This award recognizes current TWS members who have distinguished themselves through exceptional service to the wildlife profession and have been members for at least 10 years. TWS Fellows serve as ambassadors of The Wildlife Society and are encouraged to engage in outreach and other activities that will benefit both TWS and the wildlife profession. Fellows are appointed for life. A maximum of two TWS Fellows per Section may be appointed annually. Nominations may come from Sections, Chapters or individual TWS members.

For more information, click here. Nominations are due by Feb 1, 2023. Please mail materials as a single pdf to awards@wildlife.org

TWS Group Achievement Award 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 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.

For more information, click here. Nominations are due by Feb 1, 2023. Please mail materials as a single pdf to awards@wildlife.org

TWS Distinguished Service Award This award recognizes TWS members who have made a long-term commitment to the Society based on at least 20 years of membership and their actions to further the mission of the Society. The member is someone who is/was “always there” and could be counted on to serve the chapter, section, or international organization. Since recipients are selected by the Sections, the Distinguished Service Award provides an opportunity to recognize dedicated individuals who have provided exceptional service primarily to Chapters and/or Sections.

For more information, click here. Nominations must be submitted to the executive committee of the nominee’s Section (emberehall@gmail.com) by April 1, 2023.

CMPS AWARDS

Professional Award The Professional Award is presented annually to an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions towards furthering the enhancement of wildlife endeavors within the Section. Nominating materials must be submitted to the executive committee (emberehall@gmail.com) as a single pdf by Jan 22, 2023.

• Individual must be a member of a state, regional, or national affiliate of The Wildlife Society in good standing.

• Individual must have completed at least one unique, important contribution towards wildlife conservation or wildlife conservation education within CMPS

• Nominating person must submit one letter of nomination and at least one letter of support for the nominee. The letter of nomination should include information on the nominee’s personal, educational, and professional background; details regarding the individual’s involvement in wildlife conservation; and a description of their outstanding efforts. Other supporting information is preferred but not required; for example: resume or CV, published papers, environmental activities, etc. Please include the nominee’s name, address, telephone, and email in addition to the name, address, and contact information of the nominating individual.

Citizen’s Conservation Achievement Award The Citizen’s Conservation Achievement Award may be presented annually to a lay individual(s) or groups(s) that has made outstanding contributions towards enhancement of wildlife endeavors within the Section. Nominating materials must be submitted to the executive committee (emberehall@gmail.com) as as single pdf by Jan 22, 2023 • Individual or group has demonstrated outstanding achievement or effort towards conservation of wildlife or wildlife education within CMPS. • Individual(s) need not be a member of The Wildlife Society. Individual(s) need not be an established wildlife professional. • Nominating person must submit one letter of nomination and at least one letter of support for the nominee. The letter of nomination should include information on the individual(s) background, details regarding the individual(s) involvement in wildlife conservation, and a description of their outstanding efforts. Other supporting information is preferred but not required, for example: resume or CV, photographs, newspaper or magazine articles, etc. Please include the nominee’s name, address, telephone, and email in addition to the name, address, and contact information of the nominating individual.

Executive Group Achievement Award The Executive Group Achievement Award recognizes a professional organization or group that accomplishes outstanding achievements to benefit wildlife consistent with advancing the objectives of CMPS. The organization or group selected for the award can be a private, state, or federal institution. Accomplishments, while they may be longterm, should be of significant importance within the last three years. • Nominations, with no more than 3 letters of support attached, should describe the group, its objectives, number of members, and provide a concise statement of accomplishments within the past 3 years. • Submit these materials via email to emberehall@gmail.com. The nomination and complete supporting documentation should be sent as a single PDF file by Jan 22, 2023.

View a list of past award winners.

For more information about TWS awards, please click HERE.