Conservation Award Nominations

Each year, with the help of our partners and sponsors, OACD recognizes the "Best of the Best" in the conservation community. We choose one District, one Director and one Cooperator each year from across the state. Each of these are chosen based on their hard work, commitment to conservation and dedication to furthering the message of conservation. Conservation Award Nominations are due two weeks prior to each Area Meeting. Download the official rules here.

 

Outstanding Conservation District Director

  • Awarded annually to one District Director who goes above and beyond the call of duty for their board, community and state.
  • May be nominated by any OACD member.
  • One Director from each area will be chosen and recognized at the area and state meetings. Of the five Directors selected from each area, one will be chosen as the statewide "OACD Outstanding District Director" and receive a cash award at a ceremony hosted on Conservation Day at the Capitol. 
  • All nominations must be sent to the OACD Area Representative for the Director's designated Area or submitted online two weeks prior to the area meeting.
2016 Outstanding Conservation District Director: Kenneth Salisbury Dewey County Conservation District Sponsored by The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

2016 Outstanding Conservation District Director:

Kenneth Salisbury
Dewey County Conservation District

Sponsored by The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

 

Outstanding Conservation District Cooperator

  • Awarded annually to one individual who does an outstanding job in implementing conservation practices and using creative approaches to land management.
  • May be nominated by any district.
  • One Cooperator from each area will be chosen and recognized at the area and state meetings. Of the five Cooperators selected from each area, one will be chosen as the statewide "OACD Outstanding District Cooperator" and will receive a cash award at a ceremony hosted on Conservation Day at the Capitol.
  • All nominations must be sent to the OACD Area Director representing the nominating district or submitted online two weeks prior to the area meeting. 
2016 Outstanding District Landowner/Cooperator: Dustin Donley Woodward County Conservation District Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy Oklahoma

2016 Outstanding District Landowner/Cooperator:

Dustin Donley
Woodward County Conservation District

Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy Oklahoma

 

Outstanding Conservation District

  • Awarded annually to one district that shows a creative use of resources, hard work and dedication to the mission of OACD.
  • Awards will be decided using annual reports submitted to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. No additional application is required. 
  • Any conservation district in Oklahoma actively pursuing a program to conserve the renewable natural resources of the district and currently a dues-paying member of OACD is eligible.
  • One District from each area will be chosen and recognized at the area and state meetings. Of the five districts selected from each area, one will be chosen as the statewide "OACD Outstanding District" and will receive a cash award at a ceremony hosted on Conservation Day at the Capitol.
2016 Outstanding Conservation District: Blaine County Conservation District Sponsored by V. Mackey

2016 Outstanding Conservation District:

Blaine County Conservation District

Sponsored by V. Mackey

Questions:
If you have any questions about the application process, please email sarahblaney@okconservation.org.