Call for Award Nominees

Who’s your conservation hero? Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ Awards Committee is seeking nominations for our annual awards, which recognize outstanding conservation efforts on behalf of North America’s backcountry. These honors will be bestowed at the 2017 Rendezvous in Missoula in April.

BHA announced a new award at the 2016 Rendezvous. In partnership with Orion - The Hunter’s Institute, BHA launched the Jim Posewitz Award for a group or individual who advances ethical, responsible behavior in the hunting and fishing fields by example, leadership or education. Other award categories include the following:

• The Aldo Leopold Award for outstanding effort conserving terrestrial wildlife habitat

• The Sigurd F. Olson Award for outstanding effort conserving rivers, lakes or wetland habitat

• The Ted Trueblood Award for outstanding communication on behalf of backcountry habitat and values

• The Mike Beagle-Chairman’s Award for outstanding effort on behalf of BHA

• The Larry Fischer Award for outstanding corporate contribution to BHA’s mission

• The George Bird Grinnell Award for the outstanding BHA chapter of the year

The final deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 1. Submit to Jay Banta, 435-496-3600 or