Award of Merit

The Award of Merit was first presented in 1984.  This award is given annually to an AFS member for a unique or special contribution involving service above and beyond the normal call of duty.

Past Award Winners

2015-2016
Scott Hamelberg (CA)
2012-2013
Mary Buckman, Secretary-Treasurer of the Division
2011-2012
Julie Meka Carter (AZ)
2010-2011
Philip A Loring (AK); Vaughn Paragamian (ID); Alicia Seesholtz (CA/NV)
2009-2010
Not Awarded
2008-2009
Leanne Roulson and Jim Tilmant
2007-2008
No nominations
2005-2006
Mark Gorges
2003-2004
Dave Lentz and George Guillan
2002-2003
Bill Bradshaw and Bruce May
2001-2002
Ron Remmick (AFS, Wyoming)
2000-2001
Brad Shepard
1999-2000
James Lichatowich; Carl Burger
1998-1999
Dirk Miller, Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1997-1998
1996-1997
Almo Cordone, California Department of Fish and Game; William A. Dill, California Department of Fish and Game
1995-1996
Jim Martin, Office of the Governor or Oregon; Jennifer Nielsen, Hopkins Marine Station
1994-1995
Christine Moffitt, Judd Monroe
1993-1994
Chris Clancy, Montana Chapter AFS; Jerry Burton, Arizona-New Mexico Chapter AFS; Errol Claire, Oregon
1992-1993
Pat Higgins, Humboldt; Bob Lea, California Fish and Game
1991-1992
W.R. Meehan; Jack Williams; Willa Nehlsen; Jim Lichatowich; Morgan Busby
1990-1991
Brad Shepard; Greg Kindschi; Roger Ovink; Susan Broderick; Bill Bakke; Rolland Schmitten; Chuck Knutson; Ken Hashagen
1989-1990
Bruce E. Rieman and Bert Bowler
1988-1989
Northwest Power Planning Council, Robert Auger and Montana Land Reliance
1987-1988
1986-1987
Donald M. Martin, “Going the Extra Mile Award”
1985-1986
Dan Barrett, David Cross, Ellen Gleason
1984-1985
William H. Geer, Barry Nehring, Dr. Daniel Mulcahy
1983-1984
Dr. Carl Bond