This year we added two new annual awards, to recognize lifetime achievement and outstanding service to the chapter. The Arizona Chapter recognizes outstanding accomplishments in wildlife management, both by professionals and laymen, by bestowing awards at each year’s Joint Annual Meeting, held in February. This year marked the 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Wildlife and Fisheries Societies and was hosted in Farmington, NM. We encourage our members to nominate deserving people or organizations for the awards, and as has been the case in the past, our chapter was privileged this year to receive numerous nominations for well-deserving individuals working in the wildlife management field. Below are summaries of each award, awardee, and the outstanding achievements for which they were nominated.
We congratulate each of our deserving 2016 awardees:
David Brown, Holly Hicks, Sarah Hale, Chad Rubke, Liberty Wildlife, Sandy Bahr, and Tice Supplee.