The Clarence W. Watson Award is the most prestigious award given in the Southeast and is presented to the career individual who, in the opinion of the Award Committee, has made the greatest contribution to wildlife or fish conservation during the previous year or years. Consideration includes research, administration, law enforcement, information and education, wildlife management, fish management, and includes teachers, professionals, and students. This award is presented jointly by the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, the Southeastern Section of the Wildlife Society, and the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
The C.W. Watson Award may be given for accomplishing a single item or a series of different nonrelated items. The award is given to a nominee who has contributed the most to any of the appropriate areas of fish and wildlife conservation. Emphasis is on the contribution, not tenure. Those making nominations are requested to ensure that they explain clearly what was accomplished and how it contributed to fish and wildlife conservation.
- Individual making the Nomination
- Contact Email
- Contact Phone Number
- Background Information of Nominee
- Employment History
- Recent Professional Image of Nominee
- Nominee Accomplishments
- Comprehensive overview of the challenges and achievements of the nominee.
- Actions nominee took to address the issues, solve the problems, initiate programs, or engage beneficiaries to advance conservation.
- Accomplishments of nominee’s actions to be considered in the award review.
Submit nominations by August 31 to the current chair of the Clarence W. Watson Award Committee