NSS Group and Grotto Conservation Award Nomination Form -- Conservation Section Home
Use this form to nominate an NSS group or grotto for the conservation awards presented by the Cave Conservation and Management Section of the NSS.
This form may be modified by inserting as much text as needed in the appropriate places. Attachments may also be sent. If information is not available for an activity, please complete as much of the form as is practical.
It is highly recommended that nominators review the criteria for these award published on this website before completing this form. The Chair of the Section Award Committee, John M. Wilson, is not an award judge and therefore may be available to advise nominators on nominating procedures. You may call 804-741-4274.
Return this form to the Chair before 10 June of the year of nomination; preferably by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark with “x” the award for which this nomination is made:
_____ NSS Group Conservation Award
_____ NSS Grotto Conservation Award
Name of group or grotto __________________________________________
Mark with an “x” the relationship type of the group to NSS Grotto nominations should skip this question.
___ Subcommittee of ________________ Committee
___ Affinity Group
___ Sub unit of any of the above, Explain _____________________________________
___ Institutional Member - Are institutional dues current? __Yes __ No
Contact person who represents the group or grotto _______________________
Email address ___________
In either outline or narrative form, describe any significant conservation activity(s) conducted by the organization. The following list is a guide of the type of information that is helpful to the judges. However, descriptions of conservation projects can be in any format. You may, at your option, use the number(s) of the Conservation Types below to classify the activities or projects. These items are examples of conservation activities; however, other types of cave conservation projects are appropriate and may be listed.
This type is information is helpful to the award judges, if it is available.
Conservation Type (examples)
1. Protecting and restoring karst and cave habitat for troglobites and cave adapted life,
Explain how the group or grotto has done the following. (Additional optional information)
The potential award recipient should have institutionalized accepted cave conservation and cave management practices within its activities. Cave activities, projects, meetings, and other events should be conducted in a manner that reflects a strong conservation ethic and contemporary cave management methodology. Its leaders and members should be proactive cave conservationists. The potential award recipient should be an exemplary model for all NSS internal organizations and committees to emulate. Use as much space as necessary.
Provide any other information that would assist the judges in determining the merits of this nomination. Attachments are acceptable.
Name of person making this nomination ______________________________________________
Phone _____________________ Email _____________________________________________