Timing: There is no set frequency for this award. Normally there will not be more than one of these awards presented during a single calendar year. An exception to this frequency can be made by the Board if more than one highly qualified recipient is nominated during the calendar year and to delay recognition would not be timely.
Eligibility: Any person, organization or company which has made significant contributions toward the Purpose described above.
Nomination: Any member of the National Museum of Forest Service History can make nominations for this award. After the nomination has been made, the Museum Awards Committee working with the nominating person(s) will promptly complete the nomination process providing their recommendations and supporting evidence for submission to the Museum Board of Directors.
Selection: The Board of Directors has the complete responsibility to select winners for this award based upon the nomination information and recommendation of the Museum Awards Committee.
The Award: A bronze bust of America’s first Forest Ranger, William R. Kreutzer, with engraved plate, will be presented to the recipient at an appropriate event honoring their selection. An attempt will be made to include the Chief or his/her representative in the presentation ceremony. In addition to this award, their name will be added to a permanent recognition plaque prominently displayed at the Museum facility listing all of the previous award winners of the National Museum of Forest Service History Conservation Legacy Award.