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Conservation Achievement Awards

Awards to Alaska Individuals and Organizations for
Significant Contributions to Environmental Conservation

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Foundation / Corporation

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Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF)

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Awards to Alaska organizations and individuals to recognize outstanding contributions to environmental stewardship. Nominations are invited on behalf of those who have furthered the goals of the conservation movement within the state.

Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:
-Lifetime Achievement Award
-Celia Hunter Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions
-Olaus Murie Award for Outstanding Professional Contributions
-Denny Wilcher Award for Young Environmental Activists
-Lowell Thomas, Jr. Award for Outstanding Achievements by a Conservation Organization
-Jerry S. Dixon Award for Excellence in Environmental Education
-Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for Excellence in Still Photography, Film or Video 
-Caleb Pungowiyi Award for Outstanding Achievements by an Alaska Native Organization or Individual 

Review Criteria:

Recipients will be selected based upon the following criteria:

1) How well the nominee exemplifies the purpose of the award for which they are being nominated.

2) How consistent the nominee’s contributions are to one or more of Alaska Conservation Foundation’s favored conservation strategies.
-Promotes civic engagement and citizen action
-Employs innovative approaches to building a conservation movement
-Increases public awareness of conservation issues
-Employs diverse partnerships
-Focuses upon enduring solutions and problem-solving
-Fosters collaboration

3) How consistent the nominee’s contributions are to one or more of the long-term outcomes ACF is working to achieve the following:

A more influential conservation movement:
-More people will volunteer in conservation-related efforts
-More people will connect their everyday actions to environmental impact o More people will become engaged in the public process

Enduring conservation impact:
-Reduction in destructive environmental activities o Reduction in reliance on litigation strategies
-More sustainable economic development/activities

More robust environmental policy:
-More “favorable” laws and policies for the environment
-Stronger regulation of policies and enforcement of these laws
-Stronger environmental protections in place

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170662

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Awards will recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations.

General Eligibility Requirements
-All nominations must be consistent with ACF’s mission: The Alaska Conservation Foundation protects Alaska’s natural environment and the diverse cultures and ways of life it sustains.
-Alaskans and non-Alaskans alike qualify for these awards.
-Self-nominations are not accepted.

Pre-Application Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit your nomination via the ACF Online Application System here:

For questions, please contact:
Sadie Kurtz

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska