New DSC Conservation Trailblazer Award, Send in Your Nominations Today

Nominations are now being accepted for the new DSC Conservation Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Award celebrates the immense contribution of wildlife professionals to the field of game and non-game wildlife conservation, including wildlife and habitat management, applied research and policy.

The recipient will be presented the award plus a $10,000 contribution toward his or her work in wildlife conservation at a banquet during the annual DSC Convention.

Nominees must be full-time state, federal, tribal, provincial, government, academic institution or NGO natural resource professionals. The award may be presented to recognize the lifetime career achievements of a distinguished wildlife professional or a specific project with a significant conservation impact.

Any interested conservationists may submit a nomination for this award. Candidates will remain eligible for two years unless re-nominated.

The submission should contain:

  • A detailed nomination statement with the nominee’s scope of work and impact in the field of wildlife conservation
  • At least one additional supporting letter from a nominee’s peer or someone with direct knowledge of the nominee’s work
  • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae

Nomination materials must be submitted by September 1 each year.

The award will not be given posthumously and can only be won once.


Send nominations and inquiries to Karrie Meadows, DSC award coordinator, at


About DSC

A member of IUCN, DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. DSC has a global conservation footprint and grants funds for conservation, education and advocacy. In the past year alone, $2.5 million was channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission. Get involved with DSC at


About DSCF

DSC Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. DSC Foundation serves the mission of DSC to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands, to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Learn more about DSC Foundation at

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