Professional and Program Recognition
Nominations open January 1, 2020. Applications are due before April 1, 2020.
The Berryman Institute (BI) is a national organization based in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. We are dedicated to improving human-wildlife relationships and resolving human-wildlife conflicts through teaching, research, and extension.
The BI seeks to recognize individuals or groups who have made notable contributions in the field of human-wildlife conflict management. Thus, the BI is pleased to announce its Professional and Program Recognition Program. Awards are given in the areas of research, education and outreach, and professionalism. Awards include a plaque and a $1000 honorarium. The awardees will be asked to provide a photo and one paragraph summary for posting on the Berryman Institute web site and publication in Human Wildlife Interactions.
The research award recognizes authors of a research article published in the award year that has made a major contribution to the field of human-wildlife conflict management.
Education and Outreach Award
The Education and Outreach Award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding programs or communication in human-wildlife conflict management.
The Professional Award recognizes an individual for career achievement in human-wildlife conflict management who is employed by a federal, state, or private partner.
How to Apply
Nominations can be submitted through the Award Submission Form or by email to Terry Messmer, BI Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nomination material should include the following information:
1. Name of nominee or program
2. A brief (500 words or less) description of nominee contribution to human–wildlife conflict or wildlife damage management (for research award, provide a copy of the article(s), and for professional award, provide the nominee CV
3. Your name and contact information as the nominator.
|2008||Mary Conner, Wildlife Biologist and Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University|
|2000||Michael Jaeger, USDA/WS National Wildlife Research Center
Dale McCullough, University of California, Berkeley
|2000||Dennis Slate, USDA/APHIS/WS|
|1997||Dr. L. David Mech, USGS/Biological Research Division|
|1996||Richard Dolbeer, USDA/APHIS/WS National Wildlife Research Center|
|1995||Thomas Sullivan, University of British Columbia|
|1994||Larry Clark and Pankay Shah, USDA/APHIS/WS National Wildlife Research Center|
|2008||Ben C. West, National Outreach Coordinator, Berryman Institute|
|1997||Dr. Robert Warren, University of Georgia|
|1996||Scott Hyngstrom, University of Nebraska Extension
Robert Timm, Hopland Research and Extension Center, University of California
Gary Larson, USDA/APHIS/WS
|1995||Robin Porter and Stuart McDaonald, USDA/APHIS Office of Legislative and Public Affairs|
|1994||Dale Rollins, Texas A&M University|
Program Achievement Award
|2009||Frank Boyd, USDA/APHIS/WS|
|2008||Charles Brown, Eastern Regional Director, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services|
|1997||Dr. Walter Howard and the Vertebrate Pest Council|
|1996||Cornell University's Human Dimensions Research Unit, the Cooperative Extension County Association of Educators, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation|
|1995||William Paul, USDA/APHIS/WS, MN|
|1994||Layne Bangerter, USDA/APHIS/WS, ID
Jim Buck, US Corps of Engineers
David Pauli, Humane Society of the US
Lifetime Achievement Award
|2009||Richard Dolbeer, USDA/APHIS/WS|
|2002||Michael Fall, USDA/APHIS/WS|
|2000||James Miller, USDA|
|1997||Mr. Guy Connolly, USDA/APHIS/WS National Wildlife Research Center|
|1996||Alan Sargeant, US Fish and Wildlife Service|
|1995||William Jackson, Bowling Green State University|
Professional Achievement Award
|2019||Michael Mengak, Warner School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Extension|
|2000||Rex E. Marsh, University of California-Davis and the Vertebrate Pest Council|