Department of the Interior Awards/Recognition
Partners in Conservation Award
The Secretary's Partners in Conservation Award recognizes those who make exceptional contributions in achieving conservation goals through collaboration and partnering. Overall, this award recognizes outstanding conservation results produced either through
- engaging external partners, or
- fostering a collaborative culture within and across Interior organizations.
Cooperative Conservation Awards
The Cooperative Conservation Award recognizes cooperative conservation achievements that involve collaborative activity among a diverse range of entities that may include Federal, State, local and tribal governments, private for profit and nonprofit institutions, other non-governmental entities, and individuals.
Take Pride in America Awards
The Secretary annually recognizes specific volunteer projects and efforts in twelve categories. These awards, given for outstanding stewardship of public lands, honor those who best protect and/or enhance our public parks, forests, grasslands, reservoirs and wildlife refuges, as well as our cultural and historic sites, local playgrounds and other recreation areas. Finalists and winners are selected by a panel of reviewers, and the winners are honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC.
John Wesley Powell Award
USGS honors individuals or groups, not employed by the USGS, whose contributions to the agency's objectives and mission are noteworthy. The awards recognize John Wesley Powell, the second director of the USGS, a distinguished scientist responsible for setting the high standards that govern the USGS today.
The Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Awards
recognizes Departmental employees and teams as well as Departmental cooperators (contractors or outside partners) who have attained exceptional environmental achievements. The DOI Award categories mirror the categories of the White House Closing the Circle Awards administered by the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive with the addition of one category, Environmental Stewardship. The Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award categories include:
- Waste/Pollution Prevention
- Green Purchasing
- Environmental Management Systems
- Sustainable Design/Green Building
- Minimizing Petroleum Use in Transportation
- Environmental Stewardship