Awards

Each year the Western Division recognizes Division individuals and groups for their achievements.  More information on each of the awards, including lists of past award recipients, is available on the individual award pages.  Award nominations should be in narrative form and 1-2 pages in length, not including any supporting information; supporting information includes but not limited to letters of recommendation.  The application for the Outstanding Chapter and Student Subunit awards is available here.

Use the following format to complete your award application and submit to: hilda.sexauer@wyo.gov.

  1. Contact information nominator: Name, affiliation, address, phone number and email address
  2. Contact information for nominee: Name, affiliation, address, phone number and email address
  3. Narrative (outlining the nominees accomplishments and rationale for receiving the award) 1 – 2 pages
  4. Supporting documentation

The deadline for all nominations and applications for 2016 awards is January 15, 2016.  For more information, contact WDAFS Past-president Hilda Sexauer at: hilda.sexauer@wyo.gov.

 

Award of Excellence

This is the most prestigious award offered by the Division.  The award is intended to recognize sustained professional excellence.  This award is given annually to an AFS member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and exceptional competence in fishery resource applications through monumental works, new methodologies, or multiple successful contributions that benefit our resources and profession.

Award of Merit

This award is given to an AFS member(s) who has made a regionally significant and worthy contribution to our Division, our profession, or our fishery resources.

Award of Special Recognition

This award is given to an individual or to an entity (AFS member or non-member) making a significant contribution to the development and success of the Western Division.

Conservation Achievement Award

This award is typically given to an entity (such as an agency, tribe, or organization) that has demonstrated a significant contribution to the conservation of fishery resources within the Division.

Robert Borovicka Conservation Achievement Award

This award is given annually to an individual (AFS member or non-member) who has significantly contributed to fishery conservation within the Division.

Award of Excellence in Riparian Management (Riparian Challenge Award)

This award is given to conservation agencies for on-the-ground accomplishments in riparian habitat management in the region encompassed by the Division.

Outstanding Chapter Award

This award is given to a Chapter within the Division for outstanding efforts and/or successes in the past year.

Outstanding Student Subunit Award

This award is given to a Student Subunit within the Division for outstanding efforts and/or successes in the past year.