BC Nature Awards

Every year, BC Nature encourages the clubs to nominate a worthy volunteer from their club for recognition of their efforts in conservation and education.  Our awards are handed out at either our AGM or FGM (depending on the award) This year, nominations should be received by February 28, 2017.  Please find the form for download: 2017 Awards Nomination form

The following Awards are normally presented at an AGM:


The Elton Anderson Award (Only one may be presented annualy)
The purpose of this Award is to recognize the service of a member of the Federation (BC Nature) who has emulated, to a profound degree, the dedication, devotion and energy exhibited by former President, Elton Anderson, to further the Federation (BC Nature) across the province.
The Ian McTaggart-Cowan Outstanding Naturalist Award  (Only one may be presented annually)
This Award is presented to a member of the Federation (BC Nature) who has made an outstanding contribution to the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural history of British Columbia.
The BC Nature Regional Award  (More than one may be presented annually but only one per Region)
This Award is presented to a member of the Federation (BC Nature) who has served with dedication, devotion and energy to further the Federation (BC Nature) across his or her Region.
The BC Nature Recognition Award   (More than one may be presented)
This Award is presented to a person or persons from outside the Federation (BC Nature) or its affiliates who has made an outstanding contribution to the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural history of B.C.
The Barbara Chapman Award (Only one may be presented)
This Award is presented to a young naturalist under the age of 18 who has shown an interest in and has made a contribution to the appreciation and understanding of the natural environment. Preference will be given to a member of the Federation (BC Nature).  (This Award was established in memory of a member of the Victoria Natural History Society who was killed by a bear while working in Glacier National park).

The following Awards are normally presented at an FGM
The Daphne Solecki Award
(Only one may be presented annually)
This Award recognizes persons who have contributed to nature education for children in British Columbia.
The BC Nature Education Award (Only one may be presented annually)
This Award is presented to an individual or club that has carried out a project or projects that has added to the knowledge of the natural history of the province.
The BC Nature Club Service Award  (More than one may be presented but only one per Region)
This Award is presented to a person or persons belonging to a member Club recognizing their outstanding service at a local level.
The BC Nature Volunteer Appreciation Award  (More than one may be presented, but only one per Region)
The purpose of this Award is to recognize those persons, whether members or outside the Federation (BC Nature), whose outstanding contribution, though not made through a Club or Region, is, nevertheless, of great value to the Federation (BC Nature). (Examples would be; BC Nature contractors, the Foundation volunteers or other positions and activities that provide an overall benefit to the Federation (BC Nature).

Previous Winners – This list is all previous winners up to 2015 – download





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