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Honoring Those Who Make a Difference

We recognize conservation and historical preservation efforts through a number of award programs. Read more details on each one below.

Historical Restoration Award

Recognizes entities that have affected the restoration of sites, structures, facilities or other features of significance to the history of the Forest Service.

Timing: There is no set frequency for this award. The potential award recipients will be considered promptly by the Museum Awards Committee whenever a nomination is developed.

Eligibility: Any person or group who has made a significant contribution by restoring a U.S. Forest Service site, structure, facility or other feature used to achieve the Conservation Legacy of the U.S. Forest Service. There are no specific criteria for the selection of individuals or groups to receive this award other than dedication and performance of a significant restoration effort.

Nomination: Any member of the National Museum of Forest Service History can make a nomination for this award. After a nomination has been received, the Museum Awards Committee working with the nominating person(s) will 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 individuals for this award based upon the nomination information and recommendation of the Awards Committee.

The Award: A plaque will be presented to the recipient at an appropriate event honoring their selection. An attempt will be made to include the National Forest Service Historian or Regional Office Historian in the presentation ceremony. In addition to a personal plaque, the recipient’s name will be added to a permanent recognition plaque prominently displayed at the Museum facility listing all the previous winners of the National Museum of Forest Service History Historical Restoration Award.

Conservation Legacy Award

This award recognizes an organization, company, or individual that demonstrates an exceptional commitment to advancing the legacy of conservation of our National Forests and Grasslands. This prestigious award is intended to recognize significant accomplishments that are significantly unique or have national or regional influence.

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.

Curator’s Award

The Curator’s Award recognizes an organization, company, or individual that adds by donation a significant contribution to the collection of Museum artifacts.  All types of donated artifacts that are donated and accepted by the Museum Curator are eligible for consideration to receive this award. The artifacts must be unique and represent a significant new addition to the collection of artifacts managed by the Museum.

Timing: There is no set frequency for this award.  The potential award recipients will be considered promptly by the Museum Curator whenever a nomination is developed.

Eligibility: Any person, organization, or company who has made a significant contribution of an artifact(s) to the National Museum of Forest Service History collection.  There are no specific criteria for the selection of nominees to receive this award other than the significance of the donation as judged by the Museum Curator.

Nomination: Upon receipt of a significant artifact donation to the Museum, the Museum Curator will nominate this donor for consideration by the Executive Director.

Selection: The Executive Director will approve or disapprove this selection.

The Award: A plaque will be presented by the Executive Director to the recipient at an appropriate event honoring their selection. In addition to a personal plaque, the recipient’s name will be added to a permanent recognition plaque prominently displayed at the Museum facility listing all the previous recipients of the National Museum of Forest Service History Curator’s Awards.

Gary G. Brown Founder’s Award

Numerous people have provided significant contributions to the establishment, organization and operations of the National Museum of Forest Service History. They have worked tirelessly to insure the history of the United States Forest Service is preserved, developed and displayed for current and future generations. These individuals have dedicated their service to the Museum by their generous contributions of time, efforts or financial resources. All have served in the classic tradition of dedicated volunteerism. The Board of Directors has established this award to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to achieving the mission of the Museum.

Timing: There is no set frequency for this award.

Eligibility: Any person who has made significant contributions to the National Museum of Forest Service History can be nominated for the award. There are no specific criteria for the selection of individuals to receive this award other than dedicated service to the Museum.

Nomination: Any member of the National Museum of Forest Service History can nominate someone for this award.  After someone has been nominated, the Museum Awards Committee working with the nominating person(s) will 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 individuals for this award based upon the nomination information and recommendation of the Award Committee.

The Award: A plaque will be presented to the individual at an appropriate event honoring their selection.  In addition to their personal plaque, their name will be added to a permanent recognition plaque prominently displayed at the Museum facility listing previous winners of the National Museum of Forest Service History Gary G. Brown Founder’s award. An attempt will be made to include the Chief or his/her representative in the presentation ceremony.

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