Constitution & By-Laws
Recipe for Resolutions
All IWF Resolutions
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Constitution & By-Laws
IWF's current by-laws were approved for adoption at the 2012 Annual Meeting.
IWF's current policies were last updated and adopted at the 2008 Annual Meeting.
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Recipe for Resolutions
By Phil Alexander
Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) resolutions explain our will or intentions on the many conservation matters that arise each year. They become a special method of communication for important conservation issues.
IWF resolutions are approved by the attendees at the annual meeting each year. Resolutions are not meant to designate a specific action for IWF.
So what does a resolution look like and how are they composed? Illustrated below is a reprint of Resolution No. 99-1 (The first resolution adopted in 1999). The resolution has been divided into five sections as follows:
A - The HEADING states the organization name and the resolution number assigned by the Resolutions Committee.
B - The SUBJECT of the resolution, Conservation Reinvestment Act of 1999.
C - The WHEREAS paragraphs contain the reasons for the resolve. Each "whereas" paragraph contains one primary point of fact.
D - The RESOLVE states where and when the resolution was approved and what action is requested. This example was approved at the annual meeting June 11-13, 1999 at Clifty Falls State Park and IWF urges its members and supporters to endorse passage of the Conservation Reinvestment Act of 1999.
E - The AUTHOR -may be an individual or an affiliate organization.
The subject of a resolution may be selected from a multitude of conservation issues. It can be a natural resources management issue, or it can support or oppose legislation on a local, state or national level, as shown in the example.
Conservation resolutions are typically recommended by affiliate clubs, associate organizations and/or individual members.
All proposed resolutions must be received at the IWF office not less than 50 days prior to the annual meeting. The proposed resolutions are then forwarded to the Resolutions Committee (Article 12 Sec. 2, by-laws).
Upon acceptance, the Resolutions Committee will edit the proposed resolution into the proper format. We must keep in mind that resolutions are not meant to designate a specific action to be taken by IWF.
Common reason for rejection of a resolution include:
- IWF previously approved a resolution on the proposed subject.
- The resolution may be premature in light of pending developments.
- The language is too general when applied to specific projects or issues.
- The subject is too local when applied to state or national policy.
- The resolution was not submitted within the time frame prescribed by IWF by-laws.
Emergency resolutions may be submitted in the proper format if the delegation at the annual meeting declares an emergency to exist. This requires an affirmative vote by three-fourths (3/4) majority of the qualified electors present (Article 12 Sec. 4 by-laws).
Resolutions approved at the annual meeting will be circulated to state officials, legislators and newspapers.
IWF CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
Proposed constitution and by-laws changes will also be discussed and voted upon at the annual meeting. The constitution is a physical structure and basic law or document of IWF. The IWF constitution states who makes up the organization and their objectives. It also describes the basic types of membership and sets the number of officers and board members who will govern IWF.
The by-laws simply describe the rules of IWF and how they are administered. The IWF by-laws include structure, membership and dues, voting, meetings, election of officers, terms of office and the duties for each office. The by-laws also describe the election, qualifications and duties of the board of directors and explains the function of committees.
Proposed constitution and by-laws amendments must be announced in Hoosier Conservation at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the annual meeting (Article 6, Sec. 243 Constitution and Article II Sec. 2 by-laws).
Emergency constitution and by-laws amendments may be considered without meeting the notification requirements if a three-fourths (3/4) majority of qualified delegates agree that an emergency exists (Article 6, Sec. 5 Constitution and Article II, Sec. 5 By-laws).
You may prepare a resolution, as outlined above, based upon the problem you have witnessed. Proposed amendments to the constitution or by-laws are also to be submitted to the Resolutions Committee at the address below. If you need any assistance or have further questions, please contact the IWF office, including your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Submit via US mail:
Indiana Wildlife Federation
708 E Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Or click here to submit via email.
All IWF Resolutions
Resolutions are listed in chronological order below.
Resolution 2017 - 01 - A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE TAKING OF LIVE NATIVE FISH FROM PUBLIC WATERS FOR PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT USE
Resolution No. 2014 - 01 - PROPOSED MOUNDS RESERVOIR
Resolution No. 2014 - 02 - CAPTIVE CERVID HIGH FENCED SHOOTING PRESERVES AND PROHIBITING IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF LIVE CERVIDS
Resolution No. 2010 - 01 - U.S. ARMY NEWPORT CHEMICAL DEPOT
Resolution No. 2010 – 02 - PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN INDIANA
Resolution No. 2008 - 01 - ENERGY LAND RECLAMATION AND PURCHASE OF MINNEHAHA FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA
Resolution No. 2008 - 02 - GREAT LAKES RESTORATION
Resolution No. 2008 - 03 - Energy Policy
Resolution No. 2008 - 04 - CONSERVATION TILLAGE FARMING
Resolution No. 2008 - 05 - CONFINED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS (CAFOS)
Resolution No. 2008 - 06 - CONTINUING OUR SUPPORT FOR ADVANCING THE TECHNOLOGY OF INTEGRATED GASIFICATION COMBINED CYCLE (IGCC)
Resolution No. 2008 - 07 - SHOOTING WILDLIFE ENCLOSED BY HIGH FENCES
Resolution No. 2003-01 - IMPORTATION OF DOMESTIC DEER AND ELK
Resolution 2003-02 - FOREST MANAGEMENT
Resolution 2003-03 - REAFFIRMATION OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT OF 1977
Resolution 2003-04 - SUPPORTING REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICTS
Resolution 2003-05 - WILDLIFE DISEASES; RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Emergency Resolution 2003-E1 - OPPOSITION OF NEW REGULATED DRAIN DESIGNATION OF THE ELKHART RIVER WATERSHED IN NOBLE AND LAGRANGE COUNTIES
Resolution No. 2001-01 - FOR PROTECTION OF THE GREAT LAKES FROM EXOTIC SPECIES
Resolution 2001-02 - OPPOSING BIG GAME HUNTING PRESERVES
Resolution EM 2001-03 - URGING POSTPONEMENT OF U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE INTERIM GUIDELINES FOR FIELD TRAILS
Emergency Resolution No. 00 - LAWSUIT FILED BY FAWN RIVER RESIDENTS GROUP
Resolution No. 99-07 - QUALITY DEER MANAGEMENT IN INDIANA
Resolution No. 99-06 - WHITE TAIL DEER HUNTING PRESERVE
Resolution 99-05 - LAWSUIT AGAINST INDR FROM FAWN RIVER RESIDENTS GROUP
Resolution No. 99-4 - NATURAL RESOURCES, CONSERVATION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN INDIANA SCHOOLS
Resolution No. 99-3 - IDNR SALARY INEQUITIES
Resolution No. 99-2 - FARMLAND PROTECTION AND THE HERITAGE TRUST PROGRAM
Resolution No. 99-1 - CONSERVATION REINVESTMENT ACT OF 1999
Resolution No. 99-1 - CONSERVATION REINVESTMENT ACT OF 1999
Resolution No. 98-5 - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Resolution No. 98-4 - TEAMING WITH WILDLIFE
Resolution No. 98-3 - SAVING OUR WATERSHEDS
Resolution No. 98-2 - PIGEON RIVER PROTECTION
Resolution No. 98-1 - RESTRUCTURING AND DOWNSIZING OF THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Resolution No. 97-3 - SENIOR CITIZEN HUNTING AND FISHING FEES
Resolution No. 97-2 - INDIANA BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE
Resolution No. 97-1 - DIVERSION OF WATER FROM THE GREAT LAKE WATERSHED
Resolution No. 96-7 - SPORTFISHING HARASSMENT
Resolution No. 96-6 - I-69 PROPOSED EXTENSION
Resolution No. 96-5 - THE TEAMING WITH WILDLIFE PROGRAM
Resolution No. 96-4 - REPEAL THE TIMBER SALVAGE RIDER
Resolution No. 96-3 - PUBLIC RANGELAND MANAGEMENT
Resolution No. 96-2 - RESOURCE AND WETLAND PROTECTION
Resolution No. 96-1 - NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE PROTECTION
Resolution No. 95-3 - INDIANA PUBLIC ACCESS PROGRAM
Resolution No. 95-2 - CONSERVATION PRIORITIES FOR THE 1995 FARM BILL
Resolution No. 95-1 - INDIANA SHOOTING RANGES
Resolution No. 94-1 - IDNR FISH AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Resolution No. 94-2 - PUBLIC LAND ACQUISITION
Resolution No. 94-3 - IDNR DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT
Resolution No. 94-4 - OUT-OF-STATE WASTE
Resolution No. 94-5 - JEFFERSON PROVING GROUND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Resolution No. 94-6 - CONTROLLED SHOOTING PROGRAMS TO REDUCE DEER IN INDIANA STATE PARKS
Resolution No. 93-1 - MILITARY FACILITY CLOSURES
Resolution No. 93-2 - WATER QUALITY IN INDIANA
Resolution No. 93-3 - I.D.N.R. SALARY INCREASES
Resolution No. 93-4 - REAUTHORIZATION OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
Resolution No. 93-5 - PUBLIC RECREATION LAND EASE CENTRAL INDINAA SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN
Resolution No. 93-6 - REAUTHORIZATION OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT
Resolution No. 93-7 - SUPPORT FOR NON-GAME FUNDING
Resolution No. 93-8 - THE INDIANA PAY PHEASANT PROGRAM
Resolution No. 92-8 - ZEBRA MUSSELS
Resolution No. 92-7 - AIR POLLUTION IN INDIANA
Resolution No. 92-6 - SUPPORT FOR REAUTHORIZATION OF CLEAN WATER ACT
Resolution No. 92-5 - WELANDS DELINEATION MANUAL
Resolution No. 92-4 - REAUTHORIZATION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
Resolution No. 92-3 - SUPPORT GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE
Resolution No. 92-2 - PUBLIC ACCESS TO BODIES OF WATER
Resolution No. 92-1 - HUNTING PRESERVES
Resolution No. 91-4 - SUPPORT FOR HB 251 PROTECTING OUR NATION'S WETLANDS
Resolution No. 91-3 - DIVERSION OF WATERS FROM THE GREAT LAKES BASIN
Resolution No. 91-2 - IMMEDIATE ADOPTION OF 1991 STATE BUDGET
Resolution No. 91-1 - REGULATING THE TAKING OF NONGAME WILDLIFE SPECIES
Resolution No. 90-11 - JIM LAHEY
Resolution No. 90-10 - ANIMAL "RIGHTS" ACTIVISTS
Resolution No. 90-9 - PUBLIC FRESHWATER LAKES
Resolution No. 90-8 - RECYCLING
Resolution No. 90-7 - COOPERATION WITH AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS
Resolution No. 90-6 - 1990 FARM BILL
Resolution No. 90-5 - FACILITIES AT INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK
Regulation No. 90-4 - CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Resolution No. 90-2 - OUT-OF-STATE DUMPING IN INDIANA
Resolution No. 90-1 - LAKE MICHIGAN SPORT FISH
Resolution No. 89-3 - WETLANDS
Resolution No. 89-2 - SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS
Resolution No. 89-1 - CANDIDATE FOR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SECRETARY FOR SPECIAL SERVICES
Resolution No. 88-1 - HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST
Resolution No. 87-5 - PATOKA RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Resolution No. 87-4 - TURKEY CREEK STREAM CLEAN-UP PROJECT
Resolution No. 87-3 - PROPOSED HUDSON FOUNDRY
Resolution No. 87-2 - SUNDAY HUNTING
Resolution No. 87-1-2 - DNR POLICIES
Resolution No. 87-1-1 - DNR POLICIES
Resolution No. 86-7- WETLANDS PROTECTION LEGISLATION
Resolution No. 86-6 - HANDGUN HUNTING FOR DEER
Resolution No. 86-5 - SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION
Resolution No. 86-4 - SPORTFISHING ON THE ST. JOSEPH RIVER, INDIANA PORTION
Resolution No. 86-3 - STREAMS, RIVERS AND WATERSHED BIOLOGIST INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Resolution No. 86-2 - INTRODUCTION OF HUNTING, FISHING AND TRAPPING ANTI-HARASSMENT LAWS
Resolution No. 86-1 - CREATION OF HUNTING, FISHING AND TRAPPING LICENSE SUSPENSION POINT SYSTEMResolution No. 86-10 - WETLANDS PROTECTION LEGISLATION
Resolution No. 84-1 - INCREASED FUNDING FOR STATE WETLAND ACQUISITION
Resolution No. 84-2 - INCREASED FUNDING FOR STATE ACQUISITION OF NATURE PRESERVES
Resolution No. 84-3 - GENERAL ASSEMBLY TELEPHONE SERVICE
Resolution No. 84-4 - MANDATORY HUNTER EDUCATION
Resolution No. 84-5 - FIREARMS DEER LICENSE
Resolution No. 84-6 - NON-TOXIC SHOT
Resolution No. 84-7 - HUNTER AND TRAPPER IDENTIFICATION
Resolution No. 84-8 - PRE-EMPTIVE STATE FIREARM LAW
Resolution No. 84-9 - NON-POINT POLLUTION CONTROL
Resolution No. 83-8 - NON-RESDENT LICENSES AND REGULATIONS
Resolution No. 83-7 - STABLEX "SEALOSAFE" PROCESS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE
Resolution No. 83-6 - LAND TRANSFER TO PRIVATE SECTOR
Resolution No. 83-5 - PASSBOOK TYPE LICENSE
Resolution No. 83-4 - HUNTER AND TRAPPER IDENTIFICATION TAGS
Resolution No. 83-3 - NATIONAL FISH HATCHERIES AND COOPERATIVE FISHERIES UNITS
Resolution No. 83-1 - BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE HUNTING REGULATIONS
Resolution No. 82-1 - EXTENDED RABBIT SEASON IN NORTHERN INDIANA
Resolution No. 82-2 - LARGEMOUTH AND SMALLMOUTH BASS SEASON
Resolution No. 82-3 - POACHING
Resolution No. 82-4 - PUBLIC LAUNCH FACILITY AT LAKE WAWASEE
Resolution No. 82-5 - DIVERSION OF WATER FROM THE GREAT LAKES WATERSHED
Resolution No. 82-6 - ESTABLISHMENT OF A WATER BANK PROGRAM
Resolution No. 82-7 - DOVE SEASON ON STATE PROPERTIES
Resolution No. 82-8 - SPORTSMEN HARASSMENT4
Resolution No. 82-9 - PURCHASE OF THE GUMZ PROPERTY
Resolution No. 81-12 - NAME CHANGE RESOLUTION
Resolution No. 81-11 - HUNTING AND FISHING REGULATIONS
Resolution No. 81-10 - OPENING DATE FOR TRAPPING SEASON
Resolution No. 81-9 - EXTRACTION OF MINERALS FROM PUBLIC WATERWAYS
Resolution No. 81-8 - REPLENISHMENT OF GROUNDWATER SUPPLIES
Resolution No. 81-7 - MINERAL LEASING AND MINING ON PUBLIC LANDS
Resolution No. 81-6 - ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS
Resolution No. 81-5 - LARGEMOUTH AND SMALLMOUTH BASS SEASON
Resolution No. 81-4 - ACCESS TO PUBLIC RIVERS AND STREAMS
Resolution No. 81-3 - EXTENDED RABBIT SEASON IN NORTHERN INDIANA
Resolution No. 81-2 - DAILY BAG LIMIT ON RACCOON
Resolution No. 81-1 - PUBLIC ACCESS PROGRAM
Resolution No. 80-10 - DEFINING A SINGLE BODY OF WATER FOR RECREATIONAL USE
Resolution No. 80-9 - LIMITING LANDOWNER LIABILITY FOR TRESSPASS
Resolution No. 80-8 - FEDERAL ACQUISITION OF WETLANDS IN NORTHERN INDIANA
Resolution No. 80-7 - IDENTIFICATION OF TRAPS
Resolution No. 80-6 - SEASON OPENING DATES FOR TRAPPING
Resolution No. 80-5 - HUNTING AND FISHING REGULATION EDUCATION
Resolution No. 80-4 - CONSERVATION REPRESENTATION ON STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSION
Resolution No. 80-3 - EXPANSION OF THE DINGELL-JOHNSON PROGRAM
Resolution No. 80-2 - EXTENDED PLANTING OF TROUT IN INLAND STREAMS
Resolution No. 80-1 - IMPACT OF NONCONSUMPTIVE USES ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Resolution No. 79-1 - ACQUISITION OF STATE FOREST INHOLDINGS
Resolution No. 79-2 - ACQUISITION OF STATE FISH AND WILDLIFE AREA INHOLDINGS
Resolution No. 79-3 - ACQUISITION OF FLOOD PRONE AREAS
Resolution No. 79-4 - WETLANDS ACQUISITION
Resolution No. 79-5 - INDIANA FOREST SURVEY
Resolution No. 79-6 - RECLAMATION OF STRIP MINED AREAS FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE
Resolution No. 79-7 - OPENING COAL COMPANY LANDS TO OUTDOOR SPORT USE
Resolution No. 79-8 - WATERFOWL PROPAGATION IN INDIANA
Resolution No. 79-9 - WATERFOWL PROPAGATION IN INDIANA
Resolution No. 78-1 - LITTLE CALUMET RIVER, INDIANA FUNDING
Resolution No. 78-2 - LITTLE CALUMET RIVER, INDIANA ACQUISITION PRIORITY
Resolution No. 78-3 - ESTABLISHMENT OF A PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT IN PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA
Resolution No. 78-4 - ESTABLISHING FISH AND WILDLIFE AREAS IN EAST-CENTRAL INDIANA
Resolution No. 78-5 - CLASSIFIED WILDLIFE HABITAT LEGISLATION
Resolution No. 78-6 - WETLANDS PROTECTION
Resolution No. 78-7 - INCREASED COMPENSATION FOR CONSERVATION OFFICERS
Resolution No. 78-8 - ESTABLISHMENT OF A TRAINING OFFICER WITHIN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, DNR
Resolution No. 78-9 - OSHA INTERFERENCE WITH SPORT HUNTING
Resolution No. 78-10 - OPPOSING FEDERAL GUN REGISTRATION
Resolution No. 78-11 - TO URGE PROPER UTILIZATION OF EXISTING WATER QUALITY INFORMATION
Resolution No. 78-12 - FUNDING FOR THE DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Resolution No. 77-1 - ASSISTANCE TO OFF-ROAD VEHICLES INTERESTS
Resolution No. 77-2 - HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST OFF-ROAD VEHICLE POLICY
Resolution No. 77-3 - HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST LAND ACQUISITION
Resolution No. 77-4 - CONSERVANCY DISTRICT FORMATION REVISION
Resolution No. 77-5 - HUNTER EDUCATION
Resolution No. 77-6 - HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE FEES
Resolution No. 77-7 - DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE FOR INDIANA'S NATURAL RESOURCES
Resolution No. 77-8 - TEACHING THE ROLE OF HUNTING, FISHING AND TRAPPING IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
Resolution No. 77-10 - INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
Resolution No. 77-11 - IMPROVING ROADSIDE HABITAT
Resolution No. 77-12 - PUBLIC ACCESS TO LAKE MICHIGAN
Resolution No. 68-1 - POLLUTION OF LAKE MICHIGAN
Resolution No. 68-2 - ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AUTHORITY
Resolution No. 68-3 - CAMP ATTERBURY
Resolution No. 68-4 - OUTDOOR INDIANA MAGAZINE
Resolution No. 68-5 - BOAT RENTAL INSPECTION
Resolution No. 68-6 - WILDLIFE PRESERVE PARKING
Resolution No. 68-7 - PROPER USE OF CHEMICALS
Resolution No. 68-8 - AMEND CONSERVATION LAWS
Resolution No. 68-9 - PREVIOUS RESOLUTIONS PASSED
Resolution No. 68-10 - RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
Resolution No. 67-1 - CLOSED SEASON ON GROUNDHOGS
Resolution No. 67-2 - REVENUE FROM STATE HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE
Resolution No. 67-3 - STREAM POLLUTION LAW REVISION
Resolution No. 67-4 - STAFF BIOMETRICIAN
Resolution No. 67-5 - FOUR ADDITIONAL FISH MANAGEMENT BIOLOGISTS
Resolution No. 67-6 - ACQUIRING PUBLIC ACCESS AREAS
Resolution No. 67-7 - COLORED PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOR HUNTERS
Resolution No. 67-8 - ANTI LITTER LAWS
Resolution No. 67-9 - AUTHORITY FOR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT OF STATE OWNED LANDS
Resolution No. 67-10 - DISEASED ELM TREE REMOVAL
Resolution No. 67-11 - CONSERVATION OFFICER PENSION
Resolution No. 66-24 - EXTENSION OF WETLANDS LOAN ACT
Resolution No. 66-21 - SPLIT HUNTING SEASON
Resolution No. 66-20 - CONSERVATION OFFICER ATTENDANCE AT ICCI DISTRICT MEETINGS
Resolution No. 66-19 - AUTHORITY FOR INDIANA CONSERVATION OFFICERS
Resolution No. 66-18 - MOTORBOAT LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
Resolution No. 66-17 - LITTERING OF PUBLIC WATERWAYS
Resolution No. 66-15 - LOADED GUNS IN MOTOR VEHICLES
Resolution No. 66-14 - EXPANSION OF IDNR INFORMATION AND EDUCATION FACILITIES
Resolution No. 66-13 - AQUATIC GROWTH CONTROL PERMITS
Resolution No. 66-12 - MANDATORY EMPLOYMENT OF COUNTY SANITARIAN
Resolution No. 66-11 - STUDY OF INSECT AND PLANT CONTROL METHODS
Resolution No. 66-10 - SHORELINE ALTERATIONS
Resolution No. 66-9 - SAFETY COLORS FOR DEER HUNTERS
Resolution No. 66-8 - RETIREMENT PROGRAM FOR IDNR EMPLOYEES
Resolution No. 66-7 - ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDIANA FREE FLOW STREAM SYSTEM
Resolution No. 66-6 - OUTLET STRUCTURES FOR IMPOUNDMENTS
Resolution No. 66-3 - COLORADO RIVER DAMS
Resolution No. 66-2 - RAMPART DAM PROJECT
Resolution No. 66-1 - NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE STUDIES
To be presented at the Indiana Wildlife Federation Conservation Awards Luncheon
March 21, 2015
Deadline for Nominations to be considered is February 20, 2015
Who Is Eligible For Nomination?
Any individual who resides in Indiana or any organization affiliated with IWF is eligible to receive an award. Nominees should have made exceptional contributions in the area in which they have been nominated. Anyone may make a nomination.
Nominees will be accepted in any of the following categories:
|Paul Bunner Conservationist of theYear
||Conservation Education Award
|Legislative Conservationist of the Year
||Forest Conservationist of the Year
|Conservation Communicator of the Year
||Air Conservationist of the Year
|Agriculture Conservation Award
||Water Conservationist of the Year
|Wildlife Conservationist of the Year
||Soil Conservationist of the Year
|Conservation Organization of the Year
||Jack Cronin Hunter Education Award
IWF Members’ Categories:
The Ginn Award
The Theodore Roosevelt Award
The Leopold Award
Conservation Affiliate of the Year
Each award recipient receives 2 tickets to the awards luncheon and a plaque which are provided by sponsorships from individuals or organizations. Sponsors receive recognition in the program and Hoosier Conservation newsletter.
If you or your organization or business would like to sponsor an award, contact the IWF office at 800-347-3445 or email email@example.com .
2015 Indiana Wildlife Federation Award Nomination
Attach a separate sheet listing the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions.
Award Category ___________________________________________________________
Name of Nominee _____________________________________ Phone_______________
Address of Nominee ________________________________________________________ City______________________________________State Indiana Zip ________________
Nominated by ________________________________________ Phone _______________
Address __________________________________________________________________ City______________________________________State Indiana Zip ________________
Send to: Indiana Wildlife Federation – 708 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Award Categories and Definitions
Awards given to Indiana Residents including, but not limited to, IWF members:
Paul Bunner Conservationist of the Year
For an individual in Indiana who has excelled in an overall conservation effort, by environmental achievements or consideration of our natural resources.
Agriculture Conservation Award
For outstanding effort to practice and demonstrate exemplary conservation in the field of agriculture or agriculture-related business.
Air conservationist of the year
For recognition of outstanding efforts to study or improve air quality.
Conservation Communicator of the year
For dedicated efforts to raise awareness of conservation issues through writing and other forms of communication.
Conservation Education Award
For outstanding effort in the education of Indiana’s youth and the general public about conservation of our state’s natural resources. This can be demonstrated by means of workshops field trips, seminars, hunter safety programs etc.
Jack Cronin Hunter Education Award
Presented to an Indiana certified hunter education instructor who excels in teaching the disciplines of hunter ethics and wildlife management.
Forest Conservationist of the Year
For outstanding effort in the field of forest conservation in the state. This may include tree planting, timber stand improvement, fire prevention, disease control and other forest management practices.
Legislative Conservationist of the Year
For outstanding effort on legislative matters concerning Indiana’s natural resources and environment. The recipient may be a state or federal legislator, legislative aide or private citizen involved in sponsoring or co-sponsoring natural resource related legislation, or other individual whose efforts have resulted in protecting or enhancing natural resources, wildlife and the environment.
Conservation Organization of the Year
For an organization that has shown outstanding conservation effort of Indiana’s natural resources.
Soil conservationist of the year
For outstanding achievement in contributing to developing soil conservation programs.
Water Conservationist of the Year
For outstanding effort in the wise use of Indiana’s water resources. Areas of eligibility may include water control, water quality, wetland protection, preservation of our state’s scenic rivers and streams, and wise use of groundwater supplies.
Wildlife Conservationist of the Year
For outstanding efforts in the conservation of our state’s wildlife resources. Areas of eligibility are wildlife refuge management, pond stocking and management, and habitat preservation. This may include construction of bird nesting boxes, wildlife inventory and establishing food plots.
IWF member awards:
Conservation Affiliate of the Year
For an IWF affiliated organization that has shown good leadership and an outstanding conservation effort on behalf of the state’s natural resources, environment, education and wildlife.
The Ginn Award
Presented annually to one or more IWF members for dedicated efforts and longevity of service to help IWF reach its goals and objectives.
The Leopold Award
Presented annually to one or more IWF members who have recently become involved with the organization, and by their action merit recognition.
The Theodore Roosevelt Award
Presented to one or more IWF members to convey special recognition for a specific achievement.