work and commitment to Nevada’s wildlife will be recognized during the
September Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners meeting in Las Vegas when
Brett K. Jefferson, of Las Vegas, will receive the Commission’s Wayne E. Kirch
has made a second career for himself by volunteering his time for conserving
wildlife. Very few people are willing to sacrifice so much of their personal
time and resources for wildlife as Jefferson. He has a long and productive
history of working with numerous bighorn sheep non-governmental organizations
including the Wild Sheep Foundation, Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn, Nevada
Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) – Reno, Fallon – NBU, NBU – Midas, and Elko Bighorns
Unlimited. His work coordinating partnerships and fundraising has made him a
powerhouse in getting conservation projects done.
Commission’s Kirch Award judging panel chooses a winner from a pool of
nominations sent in from around the state. The judging panel is made up of two
wildlife commissioners, Marlene Kirch, daughter of former commissioner Wayne E.
Kirch, and four County Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife members or outdoor
Wayne E. Kirch Conservation Award is given annually by the Nevada Board of
Wildlife Commissioners to recipients who have demonstrated significant results
towards conservation, management or enhancement of wildlife. It is named in memory of Wayne E. Kirch, who
served on the Fish and Game Commission for more than 25 years, the longest
tenure on the board since its inception in 1877. Kirch passed away in 1989.
Nevada Department of Wildlife protects, conserves, manages and restores
wildlife and its habitat for the aesthetic, scientific, educational,
recreational, and economic benefits to citizens of Nevada and the United
States, and to promote the safety of persons using vessels on the waters of
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