NB_360_22_3 - NB 360-22-3 PER - Call of Nominations, Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award
NB 360-22-3 PER - Call of Nominations, Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award
National Bulletin: 360-22-3 Date: November 16, 2021
Subject: PER - Call of Nominations, Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award

Action Required By:  December 8, 2021


Purpose.  To solicit nominations for the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award.   


Expiration Date.  February 28, 2022


Background.  On December 7, 2007, the conservation partnership lost a friend and outstanding leader in Olin Sims, President of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). Mr. Sims was a rancher from McFadden, Wyoming, and distinguished himself through years of volunteer service to conservation at the State and National levels.

In tribute to Mr. Sims’s memory, and to promote and recognize outstanding conservation leadership at the State and local levels, or both, NRCS and NACD established the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award. The award will be presented to an up-and-coming leader who demonstrates excellence in promoting and leading voluntary conservation on private lands. The award winner will be recognized at the NACD Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, on February 14, 2022.


Explanation.  State Conservationists, in collaboration with State conservation partner leadership, should submit nominations by December 8, 2021. Nominations must be limited to a single page describing the nominee’s leadership and volunteer service qualities, contributions to private lands conservation, and how the nominee has promoted conservation at the State or local levels. Nominations should be submitted via email to nrcs.orc@usda.gov.


Contact.  If you have questions, please contact Yvette Dillard at (202) 690-2190 or Yvette.dillard@usda.gov.



Terrell Erickson
Regional Conservationist- North East

James E. Tillman
Regional Conservationist- South East

Noller Herbert
Acting Regional Conservationist- Central

Astor Boozer
Regional Conservationist- West


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