2023 NAFWS National Award Nominations

Nominate individuals for their outstanding contributions to Tribal Conservation

Please include your name and contact information, nominee name and contact information. Copy and paste or attach nomination letters. Awards will be announced at the 2023 NAFWS Annual National Conference.

Read more about our National Awards and see past recipients here.

Submit Nominations by February 10, 2023

Nominator must be an individual member of NAFWS or a Tribal employee of a NAFWS member Tribe.

Chief Sealth Award Nominee

This individual should be working in the capacity of a director, manager, leader or similar position. This person is recognized for their exceptional work. This person is someone who has worked to develop their program in the name of fish and wildlife protection, preservation and enhancement or has worked with an agency that has made significant and positive impacts to and in Indian country. This person is someone who has dedicated their life and work to fish, wildlife and natural resources.
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Biologist of the Year Award Nominee

This individual is one who has spent many hours outdoors collecting data and using that information to educate fellow Tribal and agency personnel in the importance of their work. This person is one who works to manage diverse projects for their Tribe. They cover many geographic areas, work with multiple agencies, use technical skills in gathering and managing information, understand traditional ecological knowledge, but most importantly promotes the importance of the science to protect fish and wildlife.
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Conservation Officer of the Year Award Nominee

This award will go to an individual that works in the capacity of a Conservation Officer, game warden, fish and game officer or in a similar capacity. This person has the training and experience in carrying themselves in a professional manner while working in a law enforcement capacity.
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Emerging Professional Award Nominee

This award will go to a person that has been in their field or position for up to 2 years (since date of hire) and that works in the capacity of a fish and wildlife biologist, botanist, forester, natural resources manager, environmental educator, cultural preservationist, conservation law enforcement, environmental law or similar natural resources capacity. This person has entered their field with enthusiasm, willingness to learn and great work ethic. Although this person is new to the workforce, in their time, they have contributed immensely to the team, provided input, expressed new/ innovated ideas and set high expectations. This person has added more value to the department/programs with their attitude, ideas, work ethic, input, character and personality. Their coworkers and supervisors can agree that this person is an asset to the team and that they have high hopes for this person’s future positive impact in natural resources and Indian Country.
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