To be eligible for one of these awards, or to make a nomination, the person or organization need not be a member of the Maryland Forests Association. A person or organization can nominate themselves or their organization or it may be done by an outside party. The nominee must either reside in or conduct business in Maryland.
Send a brief note or e-mail description of why you think the nominee should be given the award in the appropriate category. Along with the description send the name of two individuals who will support the nomination. Send your nominations to:
Maryland Forests Association
P.O. Box 599
Grantsville, MD 21536
Nominations may also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The nominee must own or manage a logging operation. The operation should be an example of safety and show the quality of results commensurate with excellent forestry practices (Special deadline of July 1 applies).
OUTSTANDING FORESTRY ACTIVIST
This award will recognize the person or organization with significant accomplishments in promoting public education and acceptance of forest management and the forest products industry. The accomplishments should be in the form of campaigns, events, projects or activities aimed at audiences outside the forest products industry.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE FOREST COMMUNITY
This category is designed to recognize a person who has made exemplary contributions to the forest community from a technical, managerial or public relations point of view. The person's accomplishments need not be limited to those three broad areas.
OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN FORESTRY
The nominee should be a person who is in a position to give guidance and direction regarding forestry related issues through efficient operation of his/her own endeavor and through a role in forestry associations, task forces, committees, etc.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FOREST CONSERVATION EDUCATION
The contributions to education can be technical, vocational, professional or aimed at the public-at-large. The nominee need not be an educator as long as the end result of his/her efforts are increased knowledge and understanding of forests, forestry, and the forest products industry.
OUTSTANDING MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES
The nominee may be either a forest landowner or someone responsible for a resource management program. The program can be on private or industrial land.
OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO MFA
This category is designed to recognize a person who has made exemplary contributions of his/her time and talents to the Maryland Forests Association and the advancement of MFA's mission.
Further details about the award and archive of past recipients is online at http://mdforests.org/awards.htm