The Awards Committee for the Alaska Chapter of The Wildlife Society strives to recognize professional excellence and conservation achievement. The volunteer committee consists of Cynthia Wardlow (chair), Layne Adams, Alexandra Lewis, Kevin White, and Dave Yokel.

Please think of colleagues you consider deserving and consider a nomination for one or more of the three categories. Send nominations to cynthia.wardlow (at) by Monday, March 1, 2021.

Download 2021 Chapter Awards Flyer


Student Wildlife Conservation Award

  • Individual or team achievement in research or management
  • Distinguished service to the Alaska Chapter or UAF Student Chapter

Wildlife Conservation Award

  • Outstanding professional achievement during the preceding five years by individual or team in research or management
  • Lifetime achievement for excellence in professional accomplishments over at least 20 years (may be received only once)
  • Distinguished service to Alaska Chapter
  • Distinguished service to students or young professionals

Humorous Award

  • Good natured roasting for an embarrassing event presented at the banquet; recipient name and year are added to object that is re-awarded each year
  • Award name suggestions? (e.g., Colorado Chapter has a “blown blunderbuss” award)

Nomination Process

  • The nomination must be from current Alaska Chapter member(s)
  • The nominee does not have to be a current or former Alaska Chapter member
  • The nomination should fit on a single page (excluding the letter of recommendation) and should include:
    • The name of person submitting and date
    • The name of the nominee with current and past conservation-related employment, and professional affiliations (as best known)
    • A brief description (<200 words) of achievements related to the award category
    • One letter of recommendation (1 page, 1 side) from another colleague or collaborator (who does not have to be a Chapter member) that includes the name of person making the recommendation and date
  • The nomination period opens after the annual meeting and closes 2 months prior to the next annual meeting.