The Regional Longleaf Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to longleaf restoration and conservation across the southeastern US region. Awards will be presented at the 13th Biennial Longleaf Conference. Nominations for the 2020 awards are now being accepted.
Submit nomination materials onlineincluding nominator information, candidate information, candidate photo, and nomination letter (500 words maximum). Additional supporting documentation is optional.
The Bill Boyer Natural Resource Professional of the Year Award: recognizes a natural resource professional who has made outstanding contributions within the field of longleaf ecosystem conservation.
The Palustris Corporate Achievement Award: recognizes a corporation with long-standing commitment toward conservation of the longleaf ecosystem.
The Gjerstad/Johnson Landowner of the Year Award: recognizes a private landowner for ensuring the future of the longleaf ecosystem on private land.
The Burner Bob® Prescribed Fire Champion Award:recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding efforts in championing prescribed fire to ensure the future of the longleaf ecosystem on private land.
True Longleaf Champion Awards: recognize a lifetime of dedication to the conservation and restoration of the South’s iconic forest.
CONSERVATION PARTNER AWARDS
Natural Resource Conservation Service Team Achievement Award: recognizes an NRCS team that has gone above-and-beyond the call of duty in delivering longleaf restoration for private landowners.
Department of Defense Team Achievement Award: recognizes a DOD team that has excelled in managing and restoring the longleaf ecosystem on Military Installations.
US Fish and Wildlife Service Team Achievement Award: recognizes a USFWS team for their exemplary management and restoration of the longleaf ecosystem for wildlife.
USDA Forest Service Team Achievement Award: recognizes a USDA FS team that has significantly improved and expanded the management and restoration of the Longleaf ecosystem on and around the National Forest System.
Non-Profit Conservation Partner Award: recognizes a non-profit organization that has significantly improved, protected and conserved the longleaf ecosystem.
Thank you to our conference partners & Conservation Partners
Next Conference Location: October 25-28, 2022 Wilmington, North Carolina