PA Forestry Association Now Accepting Nominations For 3 Annual Awards
The PA Forestry Association is now accepting nominations for three of its annual awards-- Sandy Cochran Award for Excellence in Natural Resource Education, Mira Lloyd Dock Outstanding Woman Conservationist and the Joseph T. Rothrock Award.
The deadline for nominations is September 1.
Sandy Cochran Award For Excellence In Natural Resource Education
This award honors individuals or programs designing, developing, and implementing educational programs focused on the conservation and management of Pennsylvania’s natural resources.
Nominations are by letter of support and include background information on the nominee, such as would be included in a vita.
The nominator should provide information on program focus (e.g., water, forests, recreation, wildlife), principle audiences affected (e.g., adults, students, youth programs, resource professionals), geographic area targeted (e.g., statewide, region, county, school district), and, if possible, behavior or impact changes linked to the program.
Each nomination must also include three letters of support for the nominee.
For more information or to submit a nomination, contact the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, Attention: Cochran Award Chairman, 300 North Second Street, Suite 1002, Harrisburg, PA 17101 or email: thePFA@paforestry.org.
Mira Lloyd Dock Outstanding Woman Conservationist
This award celebrates the value of the contributions of women to Pennsylvania’s natural resources. Mira Lloyd Dock is recognized as the first Pennsylvania woman to lead the way in forest conservation.
Dock was an advocate for Penn’s Woods, and she was a “Friend of the Forest.” Her character and motivation sets an example for future women of conservation and their professional and personal commitment.
Nominations shall be made in the form of a letter, not more than two typed pages long, with content based on the following criteria:
-- Forest Conservation Activities
-- Effective Outreach
-- Engagement with others/building collaborative relationships
-- Commitment to learning/resource-based knowledge
-- Additional Recognition related to Natural Resource Conservation
For more information or to submit a nomination, contact the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, Attention: PFA Awards Committee, 300 North Second Street, Suite 1002, Harrisburg, PA 17101 or email: thePFA@paforestry.org.
Joseph T. Rothrock Award
Each year the Association recognizes an individual, organization or group’s significant contributions to the public recognition of the importance of Pennsylvania’s forest resources in the same tradition and spirit of Dr. Joseph T. Rothrock.
Dr. Rothrock served as the first president of PFA and earned the title, “Father of Forestry in Pennsylvania,” through his untiring efforts to promote the forest conservation movement in Pennsylvania.
Nominees for the Award will be evaluated using three criteria--
1. Value of contributions to the continued conservation of Pennsylvania’s forest resource. (60 percent);
2. Public recognition and stature of the individual in the field of resource conservation. (30 percent); and
3. Other Unique or special considerations which demonstrate a long term commitment to conservation. (10 percent).
Nominations for the award should address these three criteria in appropriate detail.
Nominations are welcome from any interested individual or group.
For more information or to submit a nomination, contact the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, Attention: Rothrock Award Chairman, 300 North Second Street, Suite1002, Harrisburg, PA 17101 or email: thePFA@paforestry.org.
You do not need to be a member of the Association to make a nomination for any of these awards.
For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and how you can be involved, visit the PA Forestry Association website.
(Photo: Joseph Rothrock, Mira Lloyd Dock, Sandy Cochran.)
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