NASF's Current Achievement Awards are presented annually to deserving individuals or organizations who have made outstanding, national-level contributions to the protection and sustainable management of America’s trees and forests. These awards are not intended as recognitions at time of retirement:
Michael Buck Outstanding Service Award for Forest Public Policy
Pete Anderson Current Achievement Award for Fire Protection
Ken Arney Current Achievement Award for Forest Resource Management
Steven Scott Current Achievement Award for Urban Forestry
Leah MacSwords Current Achievement Award for Communications
Jeff Jahnke Current Achievement Award for Leadership
John Shannon Current Achievement Award for Partnerships
The NASF James Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to one or two deserving individuals who have contributed significantly to state and private forestry over an extended period of time and at the national level. The honoree(s) may be a past recipient of a NASF Current Achievement Award and employed by private industry, a state forestry agency, or the federal government. This award is not intended as recognition at time of retirement.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
Please complete this nomination form with the following selection criteria in mind to provide the NASF Awards Committee with a holistic picture of the individual or organization’s background, accomplishments, and contributions to forestry.
- Importance and scope of goals. Consideration of accomplishments in terms of how they contributed to general and specific goals, objectives, programs and activities of the NASF at the state, regional, national or international level.
- Duration of efforts. Continued accomplishments over a period of time shall be given greater weight than a single activity spanning only a limited period of time.
- Size and extent of obstacles encountered and overcome (if applicable). Consideration of the type and extent of obstacles, resistance, difficulties, etc. that were successfully overcome.
- Methods employed. Consideration of how accomplishments were brought about in terms of employment of various techniques, development of original approaches and adaptation of methods.
- Achievement of objective. Degree to which the goal was achieved; effectiveness of the effort in terms of how much it contributed to the achievement of goals, objectives, programs and activities of NASF.
- Extent of Effort. Consideration shall be given to effort above and beyond what might be expected of the nominee in the normal pursuit of duties and activities.
2020 NASF AWARDS TIMELINE
August 16: Nominations deadline
September 28: Awardees selected
September 4: Nominators (and nominees, if applicable) notified
September 23: Awardees named
Please note: 2020 NASF Awards will be presented in person at the 2021 NASF Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. More details, including an agenda for this year's digital meeting, are forthcoming.