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Past Award Winners



Rise to the Future Awards

Rise to the Future Award Winners

Below are the respective recipients of the 2020 National Rise to the Future Awards for excellence and leadership in Fisheries, Hydrology, Soil Science, and Air Programs.

  • Fish Your National Forest Award:  Candice Price and Wayne Hubbard, Urban American Outdoors

  • Collaborative Aquatic Stewardship Award: Himes Creek Instream Flow Project Team, San Juan National Forest

  • Early Career Professional Excellence Award: Ali Reddington, Cherokee National Forest

  • Friend of the Fish/Watershed Award: Doug Wise and the Engineering staff, Rocky Mountain Regional Office

  • Line Officer Award: Chuck Mark of the Salmon-Challis National Forest

  • Partnership Award: Truckee River Watershed Council

  • Professional Excellence – Fish Management Award: Kate Meyer, McKenzie River Ranger District/Willamette National Forest

  • Public Awareness Award: Willamette National Forest Youth Snorkeling Program

  • Jim Sedell Research Achievement Award: Dr. Peter R. Robichaud, Rocky Mountain Research Station

  • Field Soil Scientist Award: Tricia Prentice, USFS Business Operations – Enterprise Program

  • “Wagon Wheel Gap” Hydrology: Jim Mineau, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

  • Paul Miller Air Award: Trent Wickman, Eastern Region

Nomination Information
RTTF Nominations due December 2020



Mule Deer Conservation Award - USDA Forest Service & Mule Deer Foundation

Making Tracks/Wild Turkey - The National Making Tracks With the Forest Service Award

FS-BLM Conservation Awards

Lloyd W. Swift Sr. Award

Jack Adams Award

Wings Across the Americas Conservation

Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship :: Information

Forest Service/Elk Country - RMEF Award: There is not an annual schedule for the Elk Country awards. Nominations can be sent in throughout the year and can be coordinated with the RMEF liaison. Historical award winners are listed on this Award page, AwardsArchiveWFWARP.docx


Awarded:  Spring

Each year the USDA Forest Service recognizes outstanding individual and group achievements by natural resource professionals in the Forest Service, as well as significant partner contributions to wildlife, fish and native plant conservation.

Making Tracks/Wild Turkey

Congratulations to all the Award Winners

FS-BLM Conservation Awards :


Lloyd W. Swift Sr. Award : Nancy Francine, Plumas National Forest

Jack Adams Award : David Lockman, Bitterroot National Forest

Forest Service/Mule Deer Foundation Award :

Forest Service/Elk Country - RMEF Award: