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.
Those fighting to save Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine operation moved once step closer to victory last week – but mine supporters have vowed to go down swinging.
Opponents of the mine that threatens the priceless fisheries in Bristol Bay, Alaska – and the self-sustaining industries they support - were thrilled by the surprise EPA announcement it will invoke rarely used authority under the Clean Water Act to preemptively limit or stop the mine before the permit is filed because of its potential harmful impacts.
The action came just weeks after the EPA released a study showing the mine would be devastating to fisheries, the industries they support and the native cultures that depend on them.
On Feb. 5 headlines like this ran on news sites across the nation:
From Alaska to Florida, 21 attorneys general join fight to halt Chesapeake Bay cleanup
The story went on to explain the states’ opposition.
“If this [cleanup] is left to stand,” they argued in their joint amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, “other watersheds, including the Mississippi River Basin, could be next.”
But that story had no legs. It was gone from the news cycle almost as quickly has it appeared.