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Minnesota Chapter Awards

• The Minnesota Award has been given to Minnesota’s top conservationist annually since 1958. It is the Chapter’s highest award and is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to Minnesota’s wildlife and natural resources.

• The Conservation Award, first presented in 1985, goes to an organization or institution that has shown an outstanding commitment to Minnesota’s natural resources.

• The Law Enforcement Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated dedication and service to the protection of Minnesota’s natural resources.

• The Student Conservationist Award, given since 1992, is presented to a wildlife major at a Minnesota college who has shown high scholastic achievement, and who shows promise as a future wildlife professional.

• The Janet Boe Memorial Award recognizes a professional woman or outstanding female graduate or undergraduate student who exemplifies the consummate natural resource scientist. The award was first presented in 2009.

• The Bob Fedeler Award is presented to one undergraduate and one graduate student who have a 3.0 or better GPA, a strong interest in a career in wildlife biology, an active role in extracurricular activities, a strong sense of public service and have demonstrated good communication skills. A complete application is due in the same timeframe as other MNTWS awards, using this GoogleForm here.

2018 Award Recipients
2017 Award Recipients
2016 Award Recipients
2015 Award Recipients
2014 Award Recipients
History of MN TWS Award Recipients

To Nominate Someone for a Minnesota TWS Chapter Award
We are requesting nominations for all of our Chapter Awards. You can submit a nomination using this GoogleForm here.

The deadline for 2019 award nominations will be January 19, 2020.  Awards will be presented at our annual meeting on February 19, 2020 in Willmar, MN.

Contact the Awards Committee Chair if you have questions about individual awards, the nomination process, or if you would like a .pdf of the nomination form sent to you via email:
Chair: Steve Windels
Email: mntws2014@gmail.com
Cell: 218-324-3400

Other Noteworthy Awards
Please inform Awards Committee Chair Steve Windels (mntws2014@gmail.com) or the newsletter editor Laurie Fairchild (fair0053@umn.edu) of any members who have received other awards. These individuals will be recognized in the chapter newsletter. Congratulations to each and every one of these very special and committed individuals!