Wildlife Biologist of the Year

The Association’s Biologist of the Year Awards are presented to two career biologists of state wildlife agencies, one each in the categories of wildlife and fisheries, who in the opinion of the SEAFWA Awards Committee have made outstanding contributions toward wildlife/fisheries conservation. Each award is presented during the awards banquet at the Association’s annual conference.

  • 2016 Wildlife Biologist of the Year Award Honoree:W. Matthew Knox, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • 2015 Wildlife Biologist of the Year Award Honoree: John Gruchy, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
  • 2014 Wildlife Biologist of the Year Award Honoree: Chuck Kowaleski, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • 2013 Wildlife Biologist of the Year Award Honoree: Tim Ivey, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • 2012 David Hayden, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 2011Harry J. Dutton, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • 2010 Steve Barnett, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 2009 Keith Hudson, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 2008 Kenneth G. Johnson, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 2007 David Godwin, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
  • 2006 Terry Sharp, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  • 2005 William (Bill) N. Gray II, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Fisheries Biologist of the Year Award Winners >