Clarence W. Watson Award Committee

The Clarence W. Watson Award Committee is responsible for the annual selection of the recipient of this award.  The Committee is composed of a representation of the SEAFWA, The Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society, and the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society.  Members are appointed by the organizations represented for a three-year term, each member scheduled to serve as Chairman in their third year.   Procedures and qualifications for the nomination of recipients shall be as prescribed by the previously approved Clarence W. Watson Award criteria.  This award is presented at the annual conference banquet by the committee chair.

Chris Racey - Chair 2023
Southern Division, American Fisheries Society

Sara Pauley - Chair 2024
SEAFWA Directors Representative

Dr. Vanessa R. Lane - Chair 2025
Representative, Southeast Section of The Wildlife Society