Recognize an outstanding “wildlifer.”

Robert Todd Eberhardt was a quiet, honest and dedicated wildlife professional with a strong passion for ducks. While he avoided the limelight and worked most effectively in the background, he enriched the lives and careers of many students, colleagues and friends. This award pays tribute to his significant contributions to the conservation and management of waterfowl and wetlands in North America. The winning recipient will be honored at the NADS 8. 


Eberhardt_2Nomination criteria:

  • The nominee should be an active “wildlifer” who has made significant contributions to waterfowl and wetland management and conservation while employed as a provincial or state biologist in North America.
  • The award is given only to an individual.
  • The nominee must be living at the time of selection.


Submit your nomination:

  • Provide a one-page statement emphasizing the basis for determining “significant contributions to waterfowl and wetland management and conservation”
  • Supply a detailed C.V. of the nominee;
  • Include three supporting letters from individuals familiar with the nominee and his/her contributions.

Submit one electronic copy of nomination materials to:  Deadline to submit is May 15, 2019.


Previous Winners:

  • NADS 7 (2016) - Larry Hindman, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • NADS 6 (2013) - Tom Rothe, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • NADS 5 (2009) - Kenneth F. Abraham, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Trent University
  • NADS 4 (2006) - Stephen P. Havera, Illinois Natural History Survey
  • NADS 4 (2006) - Michael A. Johnson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
  • NADS 3 (2003) - Dale D. Humburg, Missouri Department of Conservation