TWS 2021 Awards Season: Professional Achievement Awards

The Wildlife Society is accepting nominations for awards for the Professional Achievement Award, Jim McDonough Award, Special Recognition Service Award and Wildlife Restoration Awards. Credit: john.purvis

The Wildlife Society is accepting nominations for awards through May 1, 2021. The Awards Program annually honors professional excellence, recognizes outstanding achievement, and highlights contributions to wildlife science and management.

The Wildlife Society presents several professional achievement awards, including: the Jim McDonough Award, the Special Recognition Service Award, and Wildlife Restoration Awards. These awards recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions and efforts to further the wildlife profession.

The Jim McDonough Award was created through Jim McDonough’s kindness, generosity and support of professional excellence in wildlife management. McDonough has been a leader in the Northeast Section and New England Chapter for many years.This award recognizes those who have been acknowledged by their peers as major contributors to the wildlife profession, but have yet to receive accolades for their accomplishments and support. Eligible individuals must be a Certified Wildlife Biologist® who holds membership at the chapter, section and society levels. For more information about the criteria and nomination process, click here.

The Special Recognition Service Award honors a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution over the short or long term to one or more of the following areas: The Wildlife Profession; The general areas of wildlife conservation, management or science; and a specific area of endeavor, species, community, ecosystem, region, etc. Eligible nominees do not need to be members of TWS. For more information about the criteria and nomination process, click here.

The Wildlife Restoration Awards honor exemplary wildlife management and research projects that are supported by Wildlife Restoration funds (also known as Pittman-Robertson funds) and associated non-federal matching funds while also highlighting the importance and effectiveness of the United States’ Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration program. One award will be given in both of the following categories: wildlife management and wildlife research and surveys. Eligible projects must have a defined end date. For more information about the criteria and nomination process, click here.

All three award nominations/applications are due by Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Please check individual awards websites for necessary submission materials and means of submission.

Learn more about TWS Awards

For questions, please contact awards@wildlife.org.


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