2023 Great Lakes Regional Conference Award Nominations Submission Form

Please include your name and contact information, nominee name and contact information, and copy and paste or attach nomination letters. Awards will be announced at the 2023 NAFWS Great Lakes Regional Conference. You do not have to nominate someone for every award.

William Eger Biologist of the Year Award

Fish or Wildlife biologist of a tribe/nation who has excelled and enhanced their tribal/nation management and/or developed specific management objectives. the importance of the science to protect fish and wildlife.

Herman D. Lussier Technician of the Year Award

Fish/Wildlife Technician or any NR technician who has gone above and beyond their position to enhance, develop and provide dedication to their respective tribal/nation wildlife/fisheries/natural resources program/department, and/or accomplished a specific goal/objective for their program/department.

Patricia Zakovek Conservation Officer of the Year Award

awarded to a CLEO who has excelled and gone above their duties, performed and complete tasks which highlighted their department and/or completed an investigation which benefitted their tribe/nation, and/or otherwise had an exceptional activity which benefitted their tribe/nation.

Glen T. Miller Tribal Leadership Award (For Chairpersons)

awarded to a Chairperson who has dedicated their career to the wildlife, fisheries, law enforcement and overall natural resource for their respective tribe/nation, representing not only their tribe/nation, but all tribes in the Great Lakes. Being a voice for all wildlife, fish, habitat and conservation, and incorporating their respective traditional indigenous knowledge in the management of natural resources of their tribe/nation.