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Harry Yount Award Nominations Solicited

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Nominations are now being sought for the 20th annual Harry Yount awards.

If you know a ranger who embodies the standards displayed by recipients of this award – initiative, professionalism, imagination, perseverance, competence, creativity, resourcefulness, dedication and integrity – be sure to submit a nomination for her or him.

This peer recognition award is given to a ranger whose overall impact, record of accomplishments and excellence in traditional ranger duties has created an appreciation of the park ranger profession on the part of both other rangers and the public.

Two points should be kept in mind in submitting nominations:

  • The Harry Yount regional and national park ranger awards are not intended to be solely lifetime or length-of-service awards.  Rather, they are intended to recognize individuals who meet the established award criteria whether at the beginning, mid-term, or end of their careers.
  • Eligibility for the awards is extended to any NPS employee who meets the criteria.  The award is not limited to law enforcement park rangers only.

Following are some of the particulars.  Full details and copies of the needed forms can be obtained by clicking on “More Information” below:
  • Nominations are to be submitted directly to the NPS Awards Nomination Portal no later than August 31st.  Because this is a peer nomination process, no supervisory approval is needed.
  • You may nominate deserving rangers who work in regions other than your own.
  • Each region will select a regional honoree who will receive a plaque and a cash award.

The national honoree will be selected from the seven regional honorees and will receive a cash award and a bronze bust of Yount during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington next spring.


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