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Wild and Scenic Rivers – National Awards

Wild and Scenic Rivers – National Awards

The Interagency Wild & Scenic Rivers Council, in partnership with the River Management Society, annually recognize excellence in protecting our country's wild & scenic rivers. In that same spirit, the U.S. Forest Service also recognizes their own staff, volunteers and partners who contribute to the agency's misson of protecting these rivers.

North Fork of the Crooked River, Oregon

Jackie Diedrich Excellence in Leadership Award

Nominations are now being taken for the Jackie Diedrich Excellence in Leadership Award. Now retired, Jackie Diedrich was the U.S. Forest Service's Wild & Scenic Rivers Program Lead. Jackie worked—and continues to work—to improve management of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. The award recognizes a key individual in any of the four river-administering agencies that has shown outstanding leadership in going “above and beyond” to manage and protect wild and scenic rivers.

Nominations are due by February 29, 2020, to Lisa Machnik at lisa.machnik@usda.gov.

Jackie Diedrich Excellence in Leadership Award Nomination Form




U.S. Forest Service Wild & Scenic Rivers Awards

The U.S. Forest Service annually honors employees, volunteers and organizations who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the protection and enhancement of rivers in the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System or to the study of rivers for their potential addition to the National System. The categories the USFS recognizes are:

  • Outstanding Wild & Scenic River Stewardship
  • Outstanding River Manager/River Ranger
  • Outstanding Support to the Wild & Scenic Rivers Program

The U.S. Forest Service has announced the 2019 winners. Here they are!

Previous U.S. Forest Service Award Winners




For other awards related to wild & scenic rivers, please visit the River Management Society's 2019 Awards Web Site.