A Hero of Conservation embodies the qualities of volunteerism, stewardship, community and more—does this sound like someone you know? We can't reward extraordinary volunteers without your nomination so enter now, or meet some of our Heroes in the short clip below.
If you know of a potential Hero or are one yourself, tell us by completing a nomination form.
Nominees are eligible for the following:
> FIVE SECOND PRIZE WINNERS: $5,000
> FEATURED IN THE MAGAZINE: $500
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We're proud to announce our new Heroes of Conservation Youth Awards, to honor three extraordinary volunteers under 18 years old, who are making positive impacts on fish, game, or habitat.
Do you know an Eagle Scout who builds and monitors wood-duck nesting boxes in at-risk waterfowling areas? Or a Girl Scout managing a trail rehab project that will keep foot traffic out of sensitive riparian zones? Or a high schooler who is as involved as the adult leaders of his or her local sportsman's group chapter? Tell us about these standout volunteers by filling out a nomination form.
We are currently accepting nominations for the 2014 awards. Three young conservationists will appear in Field & Stream magazine and online, and each will receive a $250 gift card. Phone interviews with the award candidates will take place with the permission of a parent or guardian.
Congratulations to Steve Sams of Prescott, Arizona—our 2013 Conservation Hero of the Year! His work to educate and recruit young hunters, cultivate collaboration between groups, raise funds, and accomplish on-the-ground habitat improvements for wild turkeys and other species, embodies all the values of a Field & Stream Hero of Conservation. He was called to the stage to accept the award and keys to a new Toyota Tundra at our 2013 Heroes Gala in Washington, D.C., on September 19. To learn more about our winner, watch his video right here.
Join editor-at-large Eddie Nickens and 60 young waterfowlers as they kick off Sheboygan County Greenwing Day, an educational event made possible by the year-round dedication and planning of Heroes of Conservation finalist Jeff Gorr.
The saltwater angling community is doing victory laps after finally gaining some parity with its commercial competition in federal management circles.
It’s a well-deserved celebration after a long, uphill battle.
But now it’s time to take on the real threat to its future, a challenge that will make gill-netters, purse seiners, and those interest-stacked policy boards seem like minor nuisances.
This fight isn’t about who gets which share of the fish – it’s about having any fish left.
How should you react when a person you’ve been standing in front of for decades finally recognizes you?
Do you cheer, or snarl?
I did a little of both late last week when the Fisheries department of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced it was going to develop a national recreational fishing policy.