Award Nominations

How nominate someone for an award

Each year, the Cal-Neva AFS Chapter awards individuals and entities for their professional achievement, service, and contributions to fisheries science, management, and conservation.

To nominate an individual or group for one of the awards listed below, please provide a summary (5 – 7 sentences) of the accomplishments of the nominee(s) and specify the award category that you think is most appropriate. Please send your nominations to the Cal-Neva AFS email address: [email protected] by January 15th, 2021.

The accomplishments of the award recipients will be highlighted in the Cal-Neva AFS newsletter, and they will be publicly recognized at the virtual 2021 Cal-Neva Chapter of American Fisheries Society Conference. The virtual conference will occur from March 1st to 5th, 2021. Award recipients are encouraged, but not required, to attend the virtual conference.

  • The Chapter Award of Excellence
  • The Chapter Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement
  • The Conservation Achievement Award
  • The Chapter Award for Scientific Journalism
  • The Deacon-Moyle Native Fishes Award

See full descriptions of the criteria for each award here.

If you have any questions, please contact Chapter President Dave Lentz or Chapter Awards Chairperson Zach Bess.

See a list of previous award recipients here.