The American Fisheries Society (AFS) Stanley A. Moberly Award for Outstanding Contributions in Fish Habitat Conservation was established in 2019, to annually recognize efforts of as many as three individuals, groups, or projects with an outstanding, long-term record of success in research, management, policy, communications, education, or other fields to support habitat conservation. The award was developed by the AFS Fish Habitat Section in partnership with NOAA Fisheries and the National Fish Habitat Partnership. The award is named after AFS President Stanley A. Moberly (1987-1988) whose leadership, vision, and 20+ years of effort helped to establish the National Fish Habitat Partnership and ensure AFS has a dedicated seat on the NFHP Board. NFHP includes 20 regional fish habitat partnerships, overlapping all 50 states, working diligently to enhance, conserve, and restore fish habitats. Nominees must have been actively engaged in conservation-related fish habitat activities for at least 20 years of professional experience in freshwater, coastal, and/or marine systems.
Nominees must have been actively engaged in conservation-related fish habitat activities for at least 20 years of professional experience in freshwater, coastal, and/or marine systems. Anyone can submit a nomination. The nomination should include a nomination letter, a current CV for individuals or a group, a description for any projects, and up to three supporting letters. The nomination letter should include the title and contact information (address, email, and phone) for both the nominator and nominee. Examples are provided on the Fish Habitat Section website. Letters documenting the nominee’s or project’s contributions (awards, descriptions of exemplary service, innovations) are used to evaluate nominees. Nominations should be submitted electronically using the form below.
Contact: Tom Lang, Committee Chair & Fish Habitat Section Past President
Nomination deadline: May 1, 2021.
Past Award Recipients
2019 Stanley A. Moberly
2020 Jeff Boxrucker