of The Wildlife Society
Bruce Thompson – 2020
Mike Hall – 2017
Leadership in Conservation Award:
Mel Walters - 2022
Paul Dahmer - 2022
Greg Green – 2020
Dyanna Lambourn – 2020
John Calambokidis – 2019
Chris Loggers – 2018
John Fleckenstein – 2018
Jim Bottorff – 2013
William Ritchie - 2022
Scott Pearson - 2022
Jim Watson – 2020
Rachel Maggi – 2018
Betsy Howell – 2014
Jeff Hogan – 2020
Port Blakely Tree Farms, LP — 2015
Leland Brown, Chris Parrish, and Mick Cope - 2022
Michael Schroeder – 2020
Frithiof Teal Waterstrat – 2018
W.H. Lawrence Special Achievement Award:
Molly Alves - 2022
Scott Gremel – 2020
Rich Harris – 2017
Elizabeth Roderick – 2014
Ken Berg – 2013
Cheryl Bartlett and Karen Holtrop - 2022
Safari Club International and Yakama Indian Nation – 2020
Matt Blankenship – 2020
Ted Thomas – 2017
Eyes in the Woods Program – 2016
WDFW Forest Health Team - 2022
Joint Base Lewis-McChord – 2020
PacifiCorp – 2018
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W.H. Lawrence Special Achievement Award
Outstanding accomplishment by a person or organization for a specific task or project that has contributed significantly to wildlife conservation in Washington. Mr. Lawrence was the first president of WA-TWS.
Leadership in Conservation Award
A person or organization that has made sustained and significant contributions over many years to wildlife conservation.
Outstanding accomplishment (program or project) by a person or organization for significant contributions to wildlife conservation, including efforts involving outstanding initiative, innovation, and personal risk of failure.
Outstanding accomplishment (program or project) by a person or organization for significant management of property for the conservation of wildlife.
Outstanding accomplishment by a person or organization for working with and establishing partnerships that otherwise would not have existed or functioned as well without their initiative, and which has resulted in significant advancement of wildlife conservation.
Outstanding accomplishment by a person or organization for outstanding efforts in providing educational opportunity to school children, user groups, or the general public related to wildlife conservation, including wildlife biology, habitat, threats, and wildlife-management principles.
Outstanding contribution by a person or organization for outstanding foresight and efforts to address conservation of species and/or habitat in a timely manner. For instance, endangered or threatened species listing decisions and conservation can be aided by information collected and efforts initiated prior to the when the urgency is well understood or publicized. This includes initiating monitoring, research, or enhancement projects prior to a species reaching levels or legal status where such actions are necessary.
Awarded to individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the support and growth of the Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Terms and Definitions
“Wildlife Conservation” is defined as: Conservation of wildlife populations, wildlife habitats, and natural-resource values that support wildlife and their habitats.
“Wildlife” includes all mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and plants that compose the native biodiversity of the region. It can also include management of introduced or non-native species when the result is beneficial to native wildlife and habitats.
“Conservation” includes research; science-based evaluation, assessment, and planning; inventory; monitoring; management; law enforcement; furthering the understanding of the principles of ecology and wildlife management; and advocating sound wildlife stewardship.
“Management” includes actions to maintain or enhance habitats, populations, or natural processes affecting populations and habitats, as well as the responsible control of individuals or populations of wildlife or addressing invasive species.