state’s Board of Wildlife Commissioners is currently seeking nominations for
the 2017 Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award.
award is given annually to recipients who have demonstrated significant results
towards conservation, management or enhancement of wildlife. An individual, non-profit organization,
outdoor sports club, or business can be nominated for the award.
of the winning nominee will be made solely from the official conservation award
nomination form. A simple majority of votes from a judging panel that is made
up of two wildlife commissioners, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) staff
assigned to the Kirch Award Committee, Marlene Kirch, daughter of former
commissioner Wayne E. Kirch and four judges representing county advisory boards
to manage wildlife or outdoor groups.
award is named in memory of Wayne E. Kirch, who served on the Fish and Game
Commission for over 25 years, the longest tenure on the board since its
inception in 1877. The Kirch Wildlife Management Area in southern Nevada is
also named in his honor. Kirch, of Las Vegas, passed away in 1989.
required official conservation award nomination forms are available from the
Nevada Department of Wildlife, 1100 Valley Road, Reno, Nevada 89512, or on NDOW
website at http://www.ndow.org/Our_Agency/Awards_and_Scholarships/. This year's award is for projects that
occurred in Calendar year 2017. To be
considered, nominations must be received no later than November 17.
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and
wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife
and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license
and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear.
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