Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Idaho Chapter
American Fisheries Society
2022 Annual Meeting

The Idaho Chapter has an active awards program that seeks to recognize those who have made important contributions in furthering the mission of the Chapter. Over the years, the Chapter has presented a wide variety of awards to a large number of individuals. Each of the awards currently up for nomination by the Chapter are described below.

These Awards are open for nominations until
January 31, 2022

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest award granted by the Chapter. It is awarded to individuals who are either retired or within five years of retirement that have made significant and sustained contributions to advance the mission of the Chapter. Please submit nominations for this awards to Past President Ryan Hardy at ryan.hardy@idfg.idaho.gov.

Outstanding Professional Award

The Outstanding Professional Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution in furthering the mission of the Chapter and is specific to work completed outside the Chapter. Please submit nominations for this awards to Past President Ryan Hardy at ryan.hardy@idfg.idaho.gov.

Outstanding Mentor Award

It is time once again to consider those amongst us who have gone above and beyond the call in mentoring students and/or young professionals during their career. The Idaho Chapter annually recognizes one member with the Outstanding Mentor Award. Please take a few minutes to nominate one (or more) of your peers who have invested their time over the years to make a difference in the development of folks within our profession. The recipient of this award should meet or exceed the follow-ing criteria: A current or previous fisheries professional. Provided substantial assistance to Idaho fisheries profession-als/students, with preference given to those who are or were active in ICAFS. Demonstrated a sincere interest/devotion in seeing students and professionals succeed. Provided ample learning and training opportunities for students and professionals to gain experience otherwise unobtainable without the assistance of the nominated professional. Please send nominations to mentoring co-chairs Robert Hand robert.hand@idfg.idaho.gov and Kat Gillies-Rector kat.gillies-rector@idfg.idaho.gov, no later than January 31, 2022.

Aquatic Habitat Award

The Aquatic Habitat Award is sponsored by the Aquatic Habitat Committee. The award was created by the Aquatic Habitat Committee in 2016 and is presented annually to an individual, group, or organization for achievements made in implementing beneficial projects. The recipients are selected by the Aquatic Habitat Committee Chair from nominations made by Idaho Chapter members and the award is presented by the Aquatic Habitat Committee Chair at the annual meeting. Please don’t hesitate to nominate your own project so you can provide the thanks to all involved that they deserve. Grab the entry form here and get those projects nominated. Please submit entries to by January 31.

Excellence in Aquaculture Award

The Excellence in Aquaculture Award is sponsored by the Aquaculture Committee. The award was created by the Aquaculture Committee in 2008 and is presented annually to an individual or aquaculture facility for outstanding achievement in the field of aquaculture or aquaculture related research. Nominations can be emailed to Shawn Young , Erik Pankau or Riley Brown no later than January 31, 2022.