CIRCLE OF CHIEFS AWARD WINNERS

The Circle of Chiefs Award was established in 1958 as OWAA’s top conservation award. Tenure and position in, or service to, OWAA is not criteria for this award. The award represents an affirmation of OWAA adherence to, and support of, the principles of conservation. In 1963 the Circle of Chiefs was designated as OWAA’s Conservation Council. As such, it is OWAA’s conservation conscience.

Though only OWAA members are eligible, the award is not presented by OWAA but by members of the current Circle of Chiefs. Before making a final selection, the selection committee consults with both the Awards Committee chair and the immediate past president.

Past Winners

1958 – Arthur Carhart 
1959 – Henry P. Davis 
1960 – Nash Buckingham 
1961 – Roger Latham 
1962 – Joseph Penfold 
1963 – Joseph Linduska 
1964 – Werner Nagel 
1965 – Homer Circle 
1966 – Ray Heady 
1967 – John B. Madson 
1968 – Dr. Durward L. Allen 
1969 – Daniel A. Poole
1970 – George Laycock 
1973 – Dan Saults 
1975 – James B. Trefethen 
1977 – Karl H. Maslowski 
1979 – Edward G. Zern 
1980 – James F. Keefe 
1981 – George H. Harrison
1983 – Lonnie L. Williamson 
1984 – Donald W. Pfitzer 
1985 – Jack Lorenz 
1986 – Les Line 
1987 – George Reiger
1988 – Anne LaBastille 
1989 – Christopher M. Wille
1990 – Ted Williams
1992 – Joel M. Vance

1994 – Michael Frome 
1995 – Erwin A. Bauer 
1996 – Charles L. Cadieux 
1997 – Leonard Lee Rue III
1998 – Charles N. Elliott 
1999 – Grits Gresham 
2000 – Michael Furtman
2001 – Tony Dean 
2002 – Rich Patterson
2003 – Gregg Patterson
2004 – Bob Marshall
2005 – Scott Stouder
2006 – Robert M. Lindholm 
2007 – Paula Del Giudice
2008 – Chris Madson
2009 – Jim Low
2010 – Terry Brady
2011 – Paul Hansen
2012 – David J. Richey 
2013 – Shannon Tompkins
2014 – Kris Thoemke
2015 – Pat Wray
2016 – Larry Stone
2017 – Rich Landers
2018 – Holly J. Endersby
2019 – Matthew Miller
2020  Dan Small

 

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