Call for Nominations for the J.B. Harkin Conservation Award 2010

March 1, 2010

Know someone who has made a significant contribution to conservation over their lifetime? Someone whose achievement is worthy of recognition?

We want to know about them!

About the J. B. Harkin Award

The J.B. Harkin Medal is Canada's most prestigious conservation award. Since 1972, the award has been presented by CPAWS to living individuals who:

  • have made a significant life-long contribution through words and deeds to the conservation of Canada's parks and wilderness;
  • or have made a special one-time contribution to national conservation;
  • and have not been otherwise recognized.

The award is named for James Bernard Harkin, Canada's 1st Commissioner of National Parks. Learn more about the J.B. Harkin Medal and see a list of previous participants at the CPAWS website.

How to submit a nomination

If you know of a Canadian whom you believe deserves this award, please submit your nomination with a 150 word summary, in confidence, to the J.B. Harkin Conservation Award Committee at [email protected]. The deadline for nominations has been extended to March 1, 2010.

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Banff National Park, and the 100th anniversary of the Dominion (National) Parks Branch, we may give special consideration to an individual who has made a lasting contribution to the creation and sound management of parks in Canada.