The Regional Longleaf Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to longleaf restoration and conservation across the southeastern US region. Award recipients will be recognized during a Virtual Awards Presentation at the Virtual 13th Biennial Longleaf Conference on Thursday, October 22, 2020. The presentation is of significant importance as the fourteen Regional Longleaf Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to longleaf restoration across the range.
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.
David Printiss, The Nature Conservancy
The Palustris Corporate Achievement Award: recognizes a corporation with long-standing commitment toward conservation of the longleaf ecosystem.
Resource Management Service, LLC
The Gjerstad/Johnson Landowner of the Year Award: recognizes a private landowner for ensuring the future of the longleaf ecosystem on private land.
Richard, Charles, and Dohn Jr. Broadwell and posthumously Dohn Broadwell, Sr.
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.
Shan Cammack, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
True Longleaf Champion Awards: recognize a lifetime of dedication to the conservation and restoration of the South’s iconic forest.
Robert Abernethy, Louis Bacon, Lynda Guerry Beam, Stella Osborn (posthumous honor), and William Pickens
2020 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.
DoD Team at Tyndall Air Force Base
US Fish and Wildlife Service Team Achievement Award: recognizes a USFWS team for their exemplary management and restoration of the longleaf ecosystem for wildlife.
USFWS Team at Tyndall Air Force Base
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.
Conecuh National Forest
Non-Profit Conservation Partner Award: recognizes a non-profit organization that has significantly improved, protected and conserved the longleaf ecosystem.
The Orianne Society
Thank you to our conference partners & Conservation Partners
Next Conference Location: October 25-28, 2022 Wilmington, North Carolina