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Honors, Recognition & Awards

  • Recipient of the 2019 Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever Conservation Service Award for helping to impact the mission of the two organizations through habitat improvements, public access, policy, and R3 initiatives in the United States (2019).

  • Recipient of the 2019 Special Recognition Award presented by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for outstanding service and leadership as Executive Secretary of the Association (2019).

 

  • Recipient of the 2014 Special Appreciation Award presented by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for outstanding service and leadership as Executive Secretary of the Association (2014). 

 

  • Recipient of the 2010 Honorary Lifetime Member Award presented by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for outstanding service and commitment that contributed to the success of the Association (2010). 

 

  • Recipient of the 2009 Intermountain West Joint Venture’s John E. Nagel Award presented for exceptional contributions to the mission of Joint Ventures in general, and IWJV in particular (2009). 

 

  • Recipient of the 25th Anniversary Communications Leadership Award presented by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee for innovative ideas and leadership involving the original I&E Subcommittee that were vital to ensuring public understanding and support for IGBC objectives and policies (2008). 

 

  • Recipient of the 2002 Outstanding Volunteer Award presented by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming for past efforts in organizing this entity and recruiting the founding Board of Directors (2004). 

 

  • Recipient of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ individual portion of the Ernest Thompson Seton Award (a two-part award), presented by the Directors of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for outstanding leadership in promoting the need for scientific management of the Nation’s wildlife resources (2004). 

 

  • Recipient of the Special Recognition Award, presented by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for exceptional work as Secretary/Treasurer in furtherance of the Association’s mission, goals and projects (2003). 

 

  • Recipient of the Office of the Director’s Employee of the Year Award, presented annually by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to the outstanding employee of the year in the Director’s Office (1999). 

 

  • Recipient of the Director’s Award, presented annually by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to the outstanding employee of the year in the agency (1991). 

 

  • Recipient of the Professional of the Year Award, presented annually by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of wildlife management (1988). 

 

  • Designated a "Certified Wildlife Biologist" by THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY's Certification Review Board (1980). 

 

  • Recipient of the prestigious North Dakota Award, presented annually by the North Dakota Chapter of THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of wildlife management (1979). 

 

  • Commissioned a U.S. Deputy Game Agent by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (1979). 

 

  •  Editor -

    • Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Proceedings (1997 – 2008). ​​

    • Privatization of Wildlife and Public Lands Access Symposium Proceedings (1987). 

    • Black-footed Ferret Workshop Proceedings (1984). 

    • Canvasback Workshop Proceedings (1975).