Conservation Leadership Awards

We are proud to recognize and support conservation leaders in the Intermountain West. On an annual basis, we invite nominations for the Conservation Partner Awards and the John E. Nagel Award. In 2017, we established four categories for the Conservation Partner Award: Private Landowner Conservation Champion, Conservation Science, Conservation Partnership/Partner, and Conservation Policy Champion. These categories allow for broader recognition of conservation activities that closely match the diversity of the IWJV partnership.


John E. Nagel Award 

The John E. Nagel Award was established in 2000 and named in honor of the IWJV’s first Management Board Chair. This award recognizes and honors an individual who exemplifies the spirit of the IWJV and efforts to conserve habitat through building public and private partnerships.

2019 IWJV John E. Nagel Award Nomination Form


Conservation Partner Award - BY CATEGORY

Private Landowner Conservation Champion Award

This award recognizes and honors private landowners for their contributions to natural resource conservation and management in the Intermountain West in alignment with the goals, objectives, and priorities of the IWJV. Further, the individual or entity is a community-based conservation leader and helps to promote this conservation model at multiple scales.

2019 IWJV Private Landowner Conservation Champion Award Nomination Form

Conservation Science Award

This award recognizes and honors an individual, agency, organization, corporation, or a collaborative effort that has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of bird or landscape-scale habitat conservation in the Intermountain West through science, research, or technical advancements in alignment with the goals, objectives, and priorities of the IWJV.

2019 IWJV Conservation Science Award Nomination Form

Conservation Partnership/Partner Award

This award recognizes and honors an individual, a group of partners, or a collaborative effort that has made outstanding contributions to a project or initiative and has played an instrumental role in advancing strategic, landscape-scale habitat conservation. It recognizes exemplary achievements in building and strengthening conservation partnerships in the Intermountain West in alignment with the goals, objectives, and priorities of the IWJV.

2019 IWJV Conservation Partnership/Partner Award Nomination Form

Conservation Policy Champion Award

This award recognizes and honors elected/appointed members of federal, state, or local government for their contributions to natural resource conservation in the Intermountain West in alignment with the goals, objectives, and priorities of the IWJV.


AWARDS HALL OF FAME 

Past John E. Nagel Award Winners

  • 2000 - John E. Nagel
  • 2001 - Teton Regional Land Trust
  • 2002 - Western Regional Office, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
  • 2003 - Alex Chappell
  • 2004 - Eldridge “Red” Hunt
  • 2005 - Jim Cole
  • 2008 - Don Paul
  • 2009 - Larry L. Kruckenberg
  • 2010 - Bob Turner
  • 2011 - Clen Atchley & Mark Biddlecomb
  • 2012 - No award recipient
  • 2013 - Randy Gray
  • 2014 - Brad Bortner
  • 2015 - Bruce Taylor
  • 2016 - Carey Farmer
  • 2017 - Alan Clark
  • 2018 - Virgil Moore

Past Conservation Partner Award Winners

Call for Nominations

The 2019 awards call for nominations is now open and accepting applications. Please select an award category from the left and fill out that category's form. The deadline for nominations is August 2, 2019.