New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Karl Moffatt, (505) 476-8007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 11, 2016:
Nominations sought for wildlife conservation awards
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is soliciting nominations for its inaugural Excellence in Wildlife Conservation awards to be presented Feb. 20 at the Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque.
The awards are in recognition of outstanding achievements and contributions to wildlife conservation in New Mexico. The public is invited to submit nominations in the following categories:
Governor’s Conservationist Lifetime Achievement Award
The Governor’s Conservationist Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a distinguished individual who has made a contribution of lasting significance to the benefit of New Mexico’s wildlife. Nominees should be individuals whose lifelong efforts have been dedicated to conserving New Mexico’s wildlife for future generations.
Commissioner’s Wildlife Conservation Partnership Award
The Commissioner’s Wildlife Conservation Partnership Award recognizes an organization that promotes wildlife conservation in New Mexico. Nominees should be organizations that have made significant contributions of their time and skills through volunteer services or financial resources to further the mission of the Department of Game and Fish — “To conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the state of New Mexico using a flexible management system that ensures sustainable use for public food supply, recreation and safety; and to provide for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes cultural, historic, and resource values while ensuring public safety.”
Director’s Wildlife Conservation Professional of the Year Award
The Director’s Wildlife Conservation Professional of the Year Award recognizes a Department of Game and Fish employee who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to wildlife conservation in New Mexico. Nominees should be department professionals whose work inspires others and benefits the department’s wildlife conservation efforts. These contributions may include noteworthy research, innovative approaches to wildlife conservation, excellence in developing outstanding outreach programs, successful application of conservation principals or exemplifying the conservation officer concept.
How to Nominate
Nominations should include a submission of a letter of no more than 1,500 words explaining why the nominee is deserving of the award, along with the nominee’s curriculum vitae or biography.
Questions and nominations will be accepted by email only at: DGFfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 5, 2016. Awards are to be presented during the 2016 Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet, 6 p.m. Feb. 20, 2016 at Expo New Mexico’s Creative Arts Building on the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque.