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Photo Contest
(Click the year to see the winning photos!)

2022 Winners

  • Wildlife (non-captive) – John Sidle
  • Plants and Scenery – Jen Corman
  • Education in Working Landscapes – Phoebe Dunbar
  • Wildlife Profession from a Student Perspective – Phoebe Dunbar
  • Best in Show – Marissa Jensen

2021 Winners

  • Wildlife (non-captive) – Jen Corman
  • Wildlife (captive or trail camera) – Ben Wheeler
  • Plants and Scenery – Ben Wheeler
  • Human and Wildlife Interactions – Ben Wheeler
  • Best in Show – Ben Wheeler
Career Professional of the Year:

Curt Twedt
Dr. Ron Case
Carl Wolfe
Clayton Stalling
John Dinan
Dave Oates (2011)
Mark Lindvall (2012)
Larkin Powell (2013)
Laurel Badura (2014)
Scott Luedtke (2015)
Tom Welstead (2017)
Emily Munter (2017)
Gerry Steinauer (2019)

Professional of the Year:

Len McDaniel
Mace Hack
Mike Fritz
Gene Mack
Ross Locke
Karl Menzel
​Greg Schenbeck
Peter Berthelsen
Joe Gabig
Dr. Ron Case
Bill Vodehnal
Gerry Steinauer
Marian Langan
Mark Humpert (2011)
Chuck Butterfield (2012)
Kent Fricke (2013)
Monica Keep (2014)
Shaun Dunn (2015)
Juancarlos Giese (2019)

​P. Joe Gabig Award:

Zach Cunningham — Sandhills Population of Mallards (2009)
Ingrid Barcelo — Winter Ecology of Sandhill Cranes in Mexico (2010)
Scott Groepper (2011)
​Todd Buckley — Analysis of a 10-year Dataset on Sandhill Crane Habitat Use (2012)
Matt Haugen (2013)
Matthew Hinrichs (2019)

Other Chapter Awards:

Bob Lemaire — Outstanding Service Award
Bill Bailey — CMPS Professional Conservation Award
George J. Schildman — Outstanding Professional Award
George J. Schildman — Honorary Member of NETWS
​Frank A. Ehlers — Outstanding Professional Award
Tim Knott — Non-Professional or Citizens Award
Howard Wiegers — Honorary Member of NETWS
Gene Horbeck — Special Award for Outstanding Contributions to Wildlife in Nebraska
Len McDaniel — CMPS Professional Conservation Award
Lon and Carolyn Lemmon — Outstanding Service Award (2017)

Student-Poster Contest:

Reineke, M.L. — Nesting Behavior time-budget analysis and nest predators of the Western Meadowlark
Anderson, L.C. — Incomplete detectability for a grassland bird nest-detection method.
Cunningham, Zach — Mallard Nesting in Nebraska’s Sandhills
Thacker-Lynn, L.E. — Variation in Orthoptera biomass as an index of Western Meadowlark food availability