Nominations Sought for the 2021 Family Forests Education Awards
Nominations are being sought through September 20, 2021 for the Family Forests Education Awards co-sponsored by the National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA) and the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP).
The Comprehensive Program and Individual Project awards will be presented to educational institutions deemed to have delivered programming most benefiting family forest owners over the last five years. Any educational institution is eligible. The awards will be presented to the administrative unit originating and hosting the programming. Note – this year’s Individual Project Award will focus on educational programming responses to the 2020 pandemic. For more details and information see the Call for Nominations here. Due to the pandemic, no awards were made in 2020.
The University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources was awarded the 2019 Family Forest Education Award by the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP) and the National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA).
The award is presented to educational institutions deemed to have delivered the most effective education program to benefit family forest owners over the past five years. It was given at the NAUFRP annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky on October 30th. Warnell’s outreach program distinguished itself in several ways, including an assessment of landowner needs that helped shape programming topics, applied research that informed the information shared with landowners, collaboration with a variety of organizations and agencies and the variety of educational materials, events and other resources produced by a 13-member outreach group. This is the fourth time Warnell has received the Family Forests Education Award, which is jointly awarded by the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs and the National Woodland Owners Association. It began in 1997; Warnell received the award in 1998, 2001 and 2013. Previous recipients of the Family Forests Education Award Recipients thru 2019.