CO/WY AFS Award Recipients

Colorado/Wyoming AFS Past Award Recipients

Award Of Excellence

1976–1977 Fred Eiserman Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1977–1978 Dick Klein Colorado Division of Wildlife
1978–1979 Niles Allen Binns Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1979–1980 Robert J. Behnke Colorado State University
1980–1981 George Baxter University of Wyoming
1981–1982 Bob Wiley Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1982–1983 Patrick Davies Colorado Division of Wildlife
1983–1984 Clair Stalnaker USFWS, Fort Collins, CO
1984–1985 Barry Nehring Colorado Division of Wildlife
1985–1986 Bruce Smith Wyoming
1986–1987 Jon Erickson Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1987–1988 Not awarded  
1988–1989 Eric Bergersen Colorado State University
1989–1990 Ben Roman Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1990–1991 Not awarded  
1991–1992 Stephen A Flickinger Colorado State University
1992–1993 Bruce Rosenlund USFWS, Colorado
1993–1994 Dick Baldes USFWS, Wyoming
1994–1995 Not awarded  
1995–1996 Not awarded  
1996–1997 Not awarded  
1997–1998 Dave Langlois Colorado Division of Wildlife
1998–1999 Wayne Hubert University of Wyoming Coop Unit
1999–2000 Charlie Bennett Colorado Division of Wildlife
2000–2001 David Dufek Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2001-2002 Not awarded  
2002-2003 Ron Remmick Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2002-2003 Patrick J. Martinez Colorado Division of Wildlife
2003-2004 Thomas P. Nesler Colorado Division of Wildlife
2004-2005 John Woodling Colorado Division of Wildlife
2005-2006 Not Awarded  
2006-2007 Not Awarded  
2007-2008 Darrel E. Snyder Colorado State University
2008-2009 Dirk Miller Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2009-2010 Kurt Fausch Colorado State University
2010-2011 Bruce Rosenlund USFWS, Colorado
2011-2012 Mike Stone Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2012-2013 Greg Policky Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2013-2014 Kevin Bestgen  Colorado State University
2014-2015 Not awarded Colorado State University
2015-2016 Greg Brunjak Colorado Fish Health Board
2016-2017 Not Awarded  
2017-2018 Steve Sharon Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2018-2019 Kevin Rogers Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2019-2020 Kevin Thompson Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2020-2021 Jay Thompson Bureau of Land Management

 

“Max” Award of Merit

1977-1978 John Grubbs University of Wyoming
1978-1979 Not awarded  
1979-1980 Jack L. Robinson University of Wyoming
1980-1981 Not awarded  
1981-1982 Jeffrey T. Light University of Colorado
1982-1983 Not awarded  
1983-1984 Not awarded  
1984-1985 Not awarded  
1985-1986 Not awarded  
1986-1987 Not awarded  
1987-1988 Not awarded  
1988-1989 Not awarded  
1989-1990 Not awarded  
1990-1991 Not awarded  
1991-1992 Doug Krieger and Rick Anderson Colorado Division of Wildlife
  Leo Gomolchak Colorado TU
  Kevin Johnson Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Charlie Bennett Colorado Division of Wildlife
1992-1993 Tom Powell and Judi Reeve Colorado Division of Wildlife
1993-1994 Not awarded  
1994-1995 Roy Whaley Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Barry Nehring Colorado Division of Wildlife
  Ralph Hudelson Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
1995-1996 Mike Young US Forest Service
  Mike Japhet Colorado Division of Wildlife
1996-1997 Carl Zimmerman Colorado Soil Conservation Board
1997-1998 Mike Welker Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Jay Stafford Colorado Division of Wildlife
1998-1999 Don Miller Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
1999-2000 Jeff Cameron US Forest Service, Colorado
  Greg Eaglin US Forest Service, Wyoming
2000-2001 Dennis Oberlie Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Robert Keith Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Sue Swift-Miller and Les Dobson US Forest Service, Colorado
  Steve Vandiver CO Dept of Natural Resources
  Ralph Curtis, Ray Wright, Allen Davey, and David Robbins Rio Grande Water Conservation District
2001-2002 Dave Ackerman Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Bill Bradshaw Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Dirk Miller Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Steve Yekel Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Terry Robinson Colorado Division of Wildlife
  Venice Beske Chapter Historian
2002-2003 Dan Brauch Colorado Division of Wildlife
  Pete Gallagher USDA Forest Service
  Jay Thompson USDI Bureau of Land Management
2003-2004 Kevin Rogers Colorado Division of Wildlife
2004-2005 Michael Quist University of Wyoming
  Lori Martin Colorado Division of Wildlife
  Greg Whitledge Colorado Division of Wildlife
2005-2006 Pat Hayden Colorado Division of Wildlife
  Kevin Ellis U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  Bill Elmblad Colorado Division of Wildlife
  David S. Winters USDA Forest Service
2006-2007 John Alves Colorado Division of Wildlife
2007-2008 Hilda Sexauer Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Dan Brauch Colorado Division of Wildlife
2008-2009 Mark Coleman Coleman Ecological, Inc.
  Eagle, CO Residency  
2009-2010 Not awarded  
2010-2011 Boyd Wright Colorado Division of Wildlife
  Beth Bear Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Mark Fowden Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
2011-2012 Patrick Lionberger Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming
2012-2013 Ryan Colyer Biota Research and Consulting, Inc.
2013-2014 Bill Atkinson Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  Rick Henderson USDA Forest Service
  Lewis Stahl Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
2014-2015 Eriek Hansen Colorado Mesa University
  Bill Atkinson, Kendall Bakich, Kyle Battige, Jon Ewert, Jennifer Logan, and Lori Martin Colorado Division of Wildlife and Parks Northwest Aquatic Biologist Team
  David Longrie Colorado Springs Utilities engineer
2015-2016 Jim White Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  Platte River Revival  
2016-2017 Tom Fresques Bureau of Land Management
  Kevin Thompson Colorado Division of Wildlife and Parks
2017-2018 Douglas Silver  
2018-2019 Stephen Siddons Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Travis Neebling Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
  Wendy Estes-Zumpf Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
2019-2020 Kevin Thompson Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2020-2021 Ben Felt Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  Carrie Tucker Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  Estevan Vigil Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  Russ Japuntich Bureau of Land Management

Outstanding Mentor Award

2009-2010 Wayne Hubert University of Wyoming
2010-2011 Not Awarded  
2011-2012 Not Awarded  
2012-2013 Jesse Lepak Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2013-2014 Brett Johnson Colorado State University
2014-2015 Christopher Myrick Colorado State University
2015-2016 Not Awarded  
2016-2017 Steve Gale Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
2017-2018 Not Awarded  
2018-2019 Lori Martin Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2019-2020 Greg Anderson Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
2020-2021 Eric Fetherman Colorado Parks and Wildlife

 

Leaky Boot Award

1975–1976 Steve Facciani Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1976–1977 John Goettl Colorado Division of Wildlife
1977–1978 Steve Puttmann Colorado Division of Wildlife
1978–1979 Ron McKnight Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1979–1980 Bill Babcock Colorado Division of Wildlife
1980–1981 Steve Yundt Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1981–1982 Tom Nesler Colorado Division of Wildlife
1982–1983 Lloyd Hazzard  
1983–1984 Rod Van Velson Colorado Division of Wildlife
1984–1985 Kerry Connell  Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1985–1986 Tom Powell Colorado Division of Wildlife
1986–1987 Rich Kolecki Colorado Division of Wildlife
1987–1988 Not awarded  
1988–1989 Doug Krieger and Rick Anderson Colorado Division of Wildlife
1989–1990 Not awarded  
1990–1991 Not awarded  
1991–1992 Dirk Miller Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1992–1993 Not awarded  
1993–1994 Not awarded  
1994–1995 Greg Poliski Colorado Division of Wildlife
1995–1996 Greg Anderson Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1996–1997 Dan Yule Wyoming Game and Fish Department
1997–1998 Brett Johnson Colorado State University
1998–1999 Not awarded  
1999–2000 Robin Knox Colorado Division of Wildlife
2000–2001 Rich Kolecki Colorado Division of Wildlife
2001-2002 Lori Martin Colorado Division of Wildlife
2002-2003 Not awarded  
2003-2004 Not awarded  
2004-2005 Jason Burckhardt Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2005-2006 Not awarded  
2006-2007 Paul Gerrity Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2007-2008 Pat Bigelow National Park Service
2008-2009 Not awarded  
2009-2010 Not awarded  
2010-2011 Kevin Rogers Colorado Division of Wildlife
2011-2012 Ben Swigle Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2012-2013 Dan Kowalski Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2013-2014 Bill Bradshaw and Andrew Nikirk Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
2014-2015 Bill Atkinson Colorado Parks and Wildlife
2015-2016 Not Awarded  
2016-2017 Cory Noble  
2017-2018 Paul Jones  
2018-2019 John Walrath Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
2019-2020 Del Lobb Wyoming Game and Fish Dept
2020-2021 Not awarded