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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)

Deadline Date:

06/30/17 Receipt


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Awards to Alaska individuals and organizations to recognize those making a significant difference in the protection of the State’s natural environment. While nominees are not required to be residents of Alaska, they must have demonstrated exemplary contribution’s to conservation in Alaska in one of the following award categories:

ACF Lifetime Achievement Award - Celebrates the accomplishments of remarkable individuals who have made a difference by devoting significant parts of their lives to protecting and enhancing Alaska’s natural greatness, and thanks them for their tireless dedication and advocacy. Nominees should be at least 60 years of age or have dedicated 30 or more years of their life to Alaska conservation.

Olaus Murie Award for Outstanding Professional Contributions - Recognizes longstanding service to Alaska by individuals working in a non-profit organization or a public agency responsible for the environment. These individuals have demonstrated strong leadership skills and helped build a more influential conservation movement in Alaska. The award winner has the opportunity to recommend a grant to the organization of their choice.

Celia Hunter Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions - Honors leaders in the grassroots, volunteer environmental movement in Alaska. These individuals are active on a state or nationwide level, are ardent conservation supporters, and have made a positive, solutions-based difference for Alaska’s conservation movement over many years. The award winner has the opportunity to recommend a grant to the organization of their choice.

Denny Wilcher Award for Young Environmental Activists - Acknowledges Alaska high school seniors who have made significant contributions to their communities and who seek solutions to environmental problems and issues. These individuals act as leaders among their peers and have demonstrated, through school and extracurricular activities, their care and deep concern for conserving the environment. The winner receives a cash prize for future student endeavors.

Lowell Thomas, Jr. Award for Outstanding Achievements by a Conservation Organization - Recognizes an Alaska-based organization or program that demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to conservation through innovative problem solving, effective citizen engagement, and collaborative actions. A cash award is presented to the recognized organization or program.

Jerry S. Dixon Award for Excellence in Environmental Education - Rewards innovative educators who integrate stewardship of Alaska’s natural environment into their instructive efforts. These individuals, who may teach in any discipline and include experiential and outdoor educators, demonstrate a long history of service with students and outstanding, innovative contributions in conservation education. The winner receives a cash award.

Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for Excellence in Still Photography, Film, or Video - Awards film, video, and still photography projects that advance the protection of Alaska’s wilderness environment, further discussion of issues relating to habitat and stewardship of Alaska’s natural resources, and enhance public education relating to these areas. The winner receives a cash award.

Caleb Pungowiyi Award for Outstanding Achievements by an Alaska Native Organization or Individual - This award recognizes an Alaska Native organization, program or individual working to protect their environment and culture through innovative problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, and building conservation support within the Native Community. The winner receives a cash award.

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GrantWatch ID#: 170662

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Alaskans and non-Alaskans alike qualify for these awards. Please see the individual award categories for further eligibility criteria.

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.

Register and apply online:

Anne Remick

Alaska Conservation Foundation
911 West 8th Ave., Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99501

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska