Academic Awards

Honorary Doctorates:
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Lakehead University (Canada)
  • North Carolina State University
Distinguished Service Awards:
  • Oregon State University
  • Eastern Oregon University
Distinguished Alumnus Awards:
  • Texas A&M University
  • West Virginia University
  • University of Massachusetts
Adjunct Faculty Appointments:
  • Oregon State University
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • University of Idaho
  • Montana State University
  • Washington State University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • West Virginia University
Academic Honorary Societies:
  • Alpha Zeta (Agriculture)
  • Sigma Xi (Research)
  • Xi Sigma Phi (Forestry)

Governmental Recognitions

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Distinguished Service and Superior Service Awards
U.S. Forest Service, Superior Performance Awards (21)
USFS Excellence in Technology Transfer Award
USFS Group Award for Excellence (Team Leader)

Professional Societies

The Wildlife Society:
  • Aldo Leopold Medal
  • Honorary Member
  • Special Service Recognition Award
  • Arthur Einarsen Award, Oregon Chapter
  • Group Achievement Award (Group Leader)
  • Outstanding Publications Awards (4)
  • Honorary Membership, Texas Chapter
  • Oregon Wildlife Society (Outstanding Service to Conservation Award)
  • Elected: President, Texas Chapter
  • Elected: National Council Member
  • Elected: National President
  • #1 Certified Wildlife Biologist
Society of American Foresters:
  • Elected Fellow
  • Outstanding Service to Forestry Award
American Ornithological Society, Elected Fellow
Society for Range Management
American Society of Mammalogists
Wilson Ornithological Society
American Fisheries Society
Society for Conservation Biology, Outstanding Service Award
The Oregon Academy of Science, Outstanding Scientific Contribution
Northwest Scientific Association, Outstanding Scientist Award

Membership in Conservation Organizations

Ducks Unlimited
National Wild Turkey Federation
Boone and Crockett Club
Pope and Young Club
Izaak Walton League
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
  Charter Member
  Governing Board - 6 years
  Chairman of the Board

Conservation Organization Recognition

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  (Olaus Murie Award, Board of Directors Service Award)
Izaak Walton League
  (Honorary Life Member)
Pope and Young Club
  (Distinguished Service Award)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  (Chuck Yeager Award)
Renewable Natural Resources Foundation
  (Sustained Achievement Award)
National Wildlife Federation
  (Outstanding Natural Resources Professional of the Year)
Oregon Trout
  (Floyd Arms Memorial Award)
Oregon Rivers Council
  (Conservationist of the Year)

Advisory Boards and Commissions

  • General Accounting Office
  • Natural Academy of Sciences
  • Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Yellowstone Fires Review Board
  • Mount St. Helens - Initial Observation Board
  • Interagency Scientific Committee (ISC) to Address the Management of the Northern Spotted Owl (Chairman) - appointed by the agency heads of the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service
  • Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team (FEMAT) to Address Management of Northern Spotted Owl on Public Lands in the Pacific Northwest (Chairman) - appointed by the President of the United States
  • University of Idaho College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Guidance Council


Gulf Oil Conservation Award ($10,000)
Oregon High Desert Museum, Earle A. Chiles Award
  ($10,000) Outstanding Service to Conservation