The Idaho Chapter seeks to recognize those who have made important contributions in furthering the mission of the Chapter or who have provided significant service to the Chapter. Over the years, the Chapter has presented a wide variety of awards to a large number of individuals. In 2008 and 2009, the award names and award criteria were standardized. Below are the awards that the Chapter currently presents and a list of the award recipients since 2000. For a list of awards granted prior to 2000, please see The History of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (PDF).
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest award granted by the Chapter. It is awarded to individuals who are either retired or within five years of retirement and have made significant and sustained contributions to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems. This work may include, but is not limited to, making significant contributions in advancing fisheries and aquatic science, implementing important management, or promoting the development of fisheries professionals. The recipients are selected by the Past President from nominations made by Chapter members and the award is presented by the Past President at the annual meeting.
|2010||Edward L. Lider|
|2009||Susan B. Martin|
In 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2011, no award was given.
Annual Merit Award
The Annual Merit Award is given to the outgoing President and the outgoing Treasurer for their service to the Chapter. In the past, this award was also given for other types of service to the Chapter but other types of service are now recognized through the Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented by the Past President at the annual meeting.
|2013||Dmitri Vidergar |
|Service as President 2012-2013|
Service as Secretary-Treasurer 2011-2013
|2012||Jason Vogel |
|Service as President 2011-2012|
Service as Secretary-Treasurer 2010-2012
|2011||Ernest Keeley||Service as President 2010-2011|
|Mick Hoover||Service as Secretary-Treasurer 2009-2011|
|2010||Jim Fredericks||Service as President 2008-2010|
|Christine Kozfkay||Service as Secretary-Treasurer 2008-2010|
|2009||Matthew A. Davis||Service as Secretary-Treasurer 2007-2009|
|2008||Bart Gamett||Service as President 2007-2008|
|Brian Kennedy||Service as Secretary-Treasurer 2006-2008|
|Mike Peterson||Service as Fundraising Chair 2007-2008|
|Ed Schreiver||Service as Fundraising Chair 2007-2008|
|Rob Ryan||Service as Fundraising Chair 2007-2008|
|Dmitri Videgar||Service as Fundraising Chair 2005-2006|
|Art Butts||Service as Fundraising Chair 2005-2006|
|2007||Jim Capurso||Service as President 2006-2007|
|Tammy Hoem||Service as Secretary-Treasurer 2005-2007|
|2006||Russ Kiefer||Service as President 2005-2006|
|Liz Mamer||Service as Secretary-Treasurer 2004-2006|
|Jimmy and Marilynn Gabettas (Jimmy's All Seasons Angler)||Sponsorship|
|2005||Matt Powell||Service as President 2004-2005|
|Kristine Vollmer||Service as Secretary-Treasurer 2003-2004|
|Brian Leth||Service as Fundraising Chair|
|2004||Vaughn Paragamian||Service as President 2003-2004|
|Steve Elle||Service as President 2002-2003|
|Brett Roper||Service as President 2000-2002|
|Rob Van Kirk||Service as Secretary/Treasurer 2002-2003|
|Jim Capurso||Service as Native Fish Committee Chair|
|Lance Hebdon||Service as Fundraising Chair|
|2003||Liz Mamer||Personal Contribution|
|2002||Dana Weigel||Cutthroat Trout Introgression Symposium|
|Jim Capurso||Cutthroat Trout Introgression Symposium|
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions in furthering the work of the Chapter and is for work within the Chapter. The recipients are selected by the Past President from nominations made by Chapter members and the award is presented by the Past President at the annual meeting.
|2013||Steve Elle||Service as Mentoring Committee Chair 2010-2013|
|Bryan Grant||Service as Aquaculture Committee Co-Chair 2011-2013|
|Patrick Kennedy||Service as Fundraising Committee Co-Chair 2010-2013|
|Doug Munson||Service as Aquaculture Committee Co-Chair 2011-2013|
|Chris Sullivan||Service as Fundraising Committee Co-Chair 2010-2013|
|Donald Zaroban||Production of "Native Fishes of Idaho"|
|2011||Bryan Grant||Service as Aquaculture Committee Chair|
|Tarah Johnson||Service as Technical Coordinator for the 2010 and 2011 annual meetings|
|Vaughn Paragamian||Service as Native Fish Committee Chair|
|2010||Dan Garren||Service as Native Fish Committee Chair|
|Kevin Meyer||Service as Mentoring Committee Chair|
|Jeff Heindel||Service as Fish Culture Committee Chair|
|Tom Bassista||Service as Membership Committee Chair|
|Jason Vogel||Service as Anadromous Fish Committee Chair and as Fundraising Committee Co-Chair|
|John Cassinelli||Service as Fundraising Committee Co-Chair|
|Eric Stark||Service as Fundraising Committee Co-Chair|
|2009||Brett High||Service as Technical Coordinator for the 2007 and 2008 annual meetings|
|2007||Rick Alsager||Four Sockeye fundraising contributions|
|Dan Baker||Four Sockeye fundraising contributions|
|Doug Young||Four Sockeye fundraising contributions|
|2006||Judy Hall-Griswold||Donation of time and art work|
Outstanding Professional Award
The Outstanding Professional Award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems and is for work completed outside of the Chapter. The recipients are selected by the Past President from nominations made by Chapter members and the award is presented by the Past President at the annual meeting.
Richard L. Wallace Native Fish
Conservationist of the Year Award
The Richard L. Wallace Native Fish Conservationist of the Year Award is sponsored by the Native Fish Committee. The award was created by the Native Fish Committee in 2004 and is presented annually to an individual, group, or organization for outstanding achievement in native fish conservation in Idaho. The recipients are selected by the Native Fish Committee Chair from nominations made by Chapter members and the award is presented by the Native Fish Committee Chair at the annual meeting.
|2008||Rob Van Kirk|
Outstanding Mentor Award
The Outstanding Mentor Award is sponsored by the Mentoring Committee. This award was created by the Palouse Unit in 2006 and they selected and presented the award that year. Since 2007, the award has been administered by the Mentoring Committee. The award is presented annually to an individual who has shown substantial devotion to mentoring of fisheries students or professionals in Idaho. The recipients are selected by the Mentoring Committee Chair from nominations made by Chapter members and the award is presented by the Mentoring Committee Chair at the annual meeting.
Excellence in Aquaculture Award
The Excellence in Aquaculture Award is sponsored by the Aquaculture Committee. The award was created by the Aquaculture Committee in 2008 and is presented annually to an individual or aquaculture facility for outstanding achievement in the field of aquaculture or aquaculture related research. The recipients are selected by the Aquaculture Committee Chair from nominations made by Chapter members and the award is presented by the Aquaculture Committee Chair at the annual meeting.
|2009||IDFG Eagle Fish Hatchery|
In 2013, no award was given.