Nominations

Utah Chapter awards will be presented at the Annual Utah Chapter meeting in Grand Junction, Colorado. The deadline for nominations is Friday January 20th , 2018. Nominations should be no longer than one page in length and should demonstrate how the individual has fulfilled the criteria of the award for which they are being nominated. Please send your nominations to: Bryan Engelbert,  bengelbert@utah.gov

Award Categories and Criteria

1. Award of Merit

a. Recently performed an outstanding service or presentation for the profession, fishery resource, or peers.

b. Service or presentation is of local or regional significance.

c. Individual is well regarded by peers.

 

2. Lifetime Achievement Award

a. Fishery professional for more than 20 years.

b. Significant contributions to the profession on a regional or national level.

c. Individual is well regarded by peers.

 

3. Professional of the Year

a. Significant scientific contribution to the fishery profession or resource in the last year.

b. Accomplishments in administrative,policy or management setting.

c. Individual is well regarded by peers.

 

4. Habitat Conservationist of the Year

a. Awarded to an individual or entity that has demonstrated a significant contribution to the conservation (including restoration) of fish habitat.

b. Individual is well regarded by peers.

 

5. Partner of the Year

a. Significant contribution to the fishery resource in the last year.

b. Accomplishments performed as a team effort.

 

6. Leaky Boot Award

a. Uncommon action while in the performance of duties leading to a professional faux pas.

b. Action was in the presence of witness able to describe and testify.

c. Individual is well regarded by peers and not likely to negatively respond to award.