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NACD Awards

NACD's annual Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding work and leadership in soil and water conservation. Nominations for 2013 awards are now closed, and the winners will be recognized at a ceremony at NACD's 2014 NACD Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA in February. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

NACD Friend of Conservation Award
The Friend of Conservation Award recognizes an individual, business, organization, agency, etc. outside the association for outstanding contributions to the conservation of our nation's natural resources.

NACD Distinguished Service Award
The NACD Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual within the association, a conservation district, or a state association that has made significant contributions to the conservation and proper management of our nation's natural resources.

NACD President's Award
Chosen by the NACD President, this award recognizes an individual or organization that has been especially helpful or active with regard to conservation during the President's term.

Partner Awards

Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award
On December 7, 2007, the conservation partnership lost a friend and outstanding leader in NACD President Olin Sims. Sims was a rancher from McFadden, Wyoming and was distinguished by years of volunteer service to conservation at the state and national levels. In tribute to Sims’ memory, and to help further promote and recognize outstanding conservation leadership at the state and local levels, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and NACD have jointly established an Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award.

National Conservation Foundation/Presidents Association Conservation District Award Program
The National Conservation Foundation and the Presidents Association are partnering once again to offer the Conservation District Award Program in which on conservation district will receive $10,000 to carry out a project within their district. Qualified projects must be “on the ground” projects and touch the local communities.