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Request for Award Nominations, Wild Trout X

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The Wild Trout Symposium Organizing Committee is now accepting nominations for awards to be presented at its 10th Symposium, to be held in West Yellowstone, MT, September 28 - 30, 2010.

Holiday Inn, West Yellowstone, MT
September 28-30, 2010
"Conserving Wild Trout"

www.wildtroutsymposium.com

The Wild Trout Symposium brings together a broad and diverse audience of governmental entities, non-profit conservation groups, media representatives, educators, anglers, fishing guides, and business interests associated with trout fisheries to exchange technical information and viewpoints on wild trout management and related public policy. Held every 3 years, each symposium has led to innovative wild trout management approaches.

The following awards will be made at Wild Trout X:

Aldo Starker Leopold Wild Trout Medal - Professional
Aldo Starker Leopold Wild Trout Medal - Non-professional
Marty Seldon Student Scholarship Awards (two will be awarded)
Trout Unlimited-Federation of Fly Fishers Wild Trout Stewardship Award

Aldo Starker Leopold Wild Trout Medal

The Wild Trout Symposium Organizing Committee established the Aldo Starker Leopold Wild Trout Medal in 1984 as a continuing memorial to this distinguished naturalist, teacher, author, and an important participant in these symposia, who was the son of Aldo Leopold. Two Wild Trout medals are conferred, one to a professional and one to a nonprofessional individual, who in the eyes of their peers have made long-time and significant contributions to the enhancement, protection, and preservation of wild trout.

Marty Seldon Student Scholarship Award

In order to recognize outstanding students in the field of fisheries management and biology, and to encourage their participation in Wild Trout Symposia, two students will be awarded with Marty Seldon Student Scholarships at each symposium. Each award consists of a $500 stipend to assist student travel or other costs incurred in their attendance. Awards are open to graduate students in Fisheries Management or related field. Applicants will be judged on a combination of current graduate GPA and an essay written by the applicant. An application form can be found at the conference website.

The Trout Unlimited-Federation of Fly Fishers Wild Trout Stewardship Award

This award is conferred by the Wild Trout Symposium for the implementation of an outstanding fishery project or plan that makes a significant contribution to the conservation, protection, restoration, or enhancement of a cold water fishery. This award is made to a club, group, or other organization. The Symposium Awards Committee reviews all nominations and selects appropriate recipients. The physical award consists of a certificate of achievement and an honorarium of $1,000 underwritten equally by the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited.

Please visit the conference website for more information on these awards. Nominations for the Aldo Starker Leopold Wild Trout awards are due by April 1, 2010. Nominations for the Student Scholarship and Trout Stewardship awards are due by May 15, 2010.. Nominees must attend the symposium.

Please send nomination letters and a brief rationale, including complete recipient contact information, to the Wild Trout X Awards Chairperson:

Jim Daley
Coldwater Fisheries Unit Leader
Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4753
(518) 402-8959
jgdaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us







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