The Partners in Flight Awards Program
The Partners in Flight awards program recognizes exceptional contributions to the field of landbird conservation. Nominees who have furthered the goal of protecting migratory and resident landbirds and their habitats will be evaluated for their effective public awareness activities, innovative leadership, insightful ecological investigation, or sound land stewardship.
Partners in Flight has been recognizing outstanding individuals and groups for their efforts in landbird conservation and management since 1996. Nominations are evaluated by a committee, and awardees are recognized and presented with awards annually at an appropriate national or international conference.
The Selection Process
Partners in Flight takes pride in recognizing outstanding individuals or groups for their efforts. As such, we have assembled an Awards Committee with a broad range of experience and expertise within the bird conservation community. The Awards Co-Chair is responsible for announcing the awards process, soliciting nominations from the birding community, and managing the review and selection of nominees for awards by the committee. The committee members vote individually and make their recommendations to the Co-Chair. Once all votes are compiled, the committee arrives at a consensus for all award winners. The committee reserves the right to reassign a nomination to a different category from which the nomination was originally submitted. To be eligible, projects or activities must have been initiated after 1990.
PIF Award Categories. The Partners in Flight Awards Program is designed to provide recognition of work in the area of bird conservation and management in four categories. Eligible nominations will be accepted for individuals or groups from the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean in the following categories:
Award recipients are presented their award in front of an audience of their peers. Past ceremonies have been conducted at Partners in Flight International Workshops (e.g., Asilomar, CA, in 2002) and at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Various types of awards have been presented, but have always included beautiful representations of wildlife through prints or wood carvings.
Timeline & Nomination Process
Nominators may download a nomination form from this page. Please submit one form for each nomination. If you nominate one person or group in more than one category please send in separate forms and explain what your nominee has accomplished in each category. Completed nomination packages are due to the Awards Co-Chair each year by December 15th. Recipients are typically announced in March of the following year at an appropriate forum as mentioned above.
2011 PIF Award
For More Information, Contact:
Susan Bonfield 970-393-1183
Last Updated: 11/02/2012
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