Professional and Program Recognition
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 nomination period is October 1 – January 31, annually. Award recipients will be contacted in February of each award year, and featured the spring issue of Human Wildlife Interactions.
The research award is given annually to the author(s) 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.
Nominations can be e-mailed 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 description of nominee contribution to human wildlife conflict or wildlife damage management (500 words or less) - in the case of a research nomination please provide a copy of the article(s), in the case of the professional award please provide the nominee CV, and, 3) the name of person making nomination and contact information.
|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
|2000||Rex E. Marsh, University of California-Davis and the Vertebrate Pest Council|