NACD has opened the nominations period for the 2017 NACD Service Awards! This is your opportunity to nominate a group or individual for national recognition for their outstanding work and leadership in natural resources conservation. Winners of the following awards will be honored at the NACD 2018 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, onJanuary 30, 2018 and highlighted in NACD publications.

  • The NACD Distinguished Service Awardrecognizes an individual within the association, a conservation district, or a state association that has made significant contributions to the conservation and proper management of our nation’s natural resources. Nominees can be involved with districts or the association at any level, including past NACD officers. Nominations are also accepted for individuals posthumously.
  • The NACD Friend of Conservation Awardrecognizes an individual, business, organization, or agency outside the association for outstanding contributions to the conservation of our nation’s natural resources. Any individual, business, organization or agency that is not directly associated with conservation districts at the local, state, or national level is eligible to receive this award.

Earlier this year at the NACD 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, NACD honored Smithfield Foods with the 2016 NACD Friend of Conservation Award and NACD Board Member for Colorado Bob Warner for the 2016 NACD Distinguished Service Award.

Nominations for 2017 awards will be accepted from any individual, organization, agency, or conservation district. For more information and nomination forms, visit the NACD website between now and August 31and nominate your conservation heroes today!

The National Association of Conservation Districts is the non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state associations and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit: www.nacdnet.org