N.H. Fish and Game Commission
Awards of Excellence

Commission Awards of Excellence

Fish and Game Commission Award of Excellence winners (click on year):

Click for NH Wildlife Journal article (November-December 2008)

The Mission of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department:

As the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to:

  • Conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats;
  • Inform and educate the public about these resources; and
  • Provide the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission presents annual Awards of Excellence to acknowledge the contributions that people and organizations make toward achieving the Department’s mission.

Seven award categories recognize outstanding achievements in areas considered to be of critical importance to the Commission (awards may not be presented in each category every year):

  • The Ellis R. Hatch Jr. Commission Award of Excellence
  • Youth Conservationist
  • Communication
  • Conservation Organization
  • Volunteer
  • Habitat Stewardship
  • Landowner Appreciation
MAKING A NOMINATION?
Click here for a print-and-mail nomination form. Nominations are accepted through December 31 annually.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Ellis R. Hatch, Jr. Commission Award of Excellence:
Recognizing an individual, group, organization, club, foundation or agency that has excelled in efforts to promote, enhance or benefit fish, wildlife or marine resources or the Department’s mission through any variety of involvement.

Youth Conservationist Award of Excellence:
Recognizing an individual, 18 years of age or younger, who has excelled in efforts to benefit fish, wildlife or marine resources or the Department’s mission through any variety of involvement.

Communication Award of Excellence:
Recognizing an outdoor communicator, writer, or media source (radio, television, magazine, newsletter or periodical) that has written or published articles or materials beneficial to public understanding about fish, wildlife or marine resources as they relate to the Department’s mission. Recipients are judged on fairness, accuracy, timeliness, balance and quality of reporting.

Conservation Organization Award of Excellence:
Recognizing any organization, group, foundation, or agency that has excelled in efforts to enhance the welfare of fish, wildlife, and marine resources, and supporting achievement of the Department’s mission. Each recipient shall be judged on their efforts to promote the wise use of natural resources for their recreational or economic value.

Volunteer Award of Excellence:
Recognizing an individual who, as a volunteer with the Department, has excelled in efforts to support and achieve the Department’s mission.

Habitat Stewardship Award of Excellence:
Recognizing an organization, non-governmental entity, individual or corporation that has excelled in the enhancement, conservation or creation of land management practices beneficial to New Hampshire’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and the Department’s mission.

Landowner Appreciation Award of Excellence:
Recognizing an individual who excelled in the preservation or enhancement of opportunities for public use on private property as it benefits the Department’s mission.


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