Annual Awards

Annual Awards

The Goodhue-Elkins Award

Nomination deadline April 1

The Goodhue-Elkins Award has been presented annually since 1995 to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the study of New Hampshire birds. The award is named for Charles Goodhue, one of the state’s great pioneer birders, and Kimball Elkins, the model of critical observation and insightful record-keeping.

While Goodhue-Elkins awardees typically have made their contributions to bird study as volunteers, primarily professional contributions also may be considered that represented a level of commitment to the study of New Hampshire’s birds above and beyond their vocation. Current New Hampshire Audubon staff members are not eligible to receive this award, except under exceptional circumstances.

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Past Recipients:

2020 Betsy Janeway
2019 Iain MacLeod
2018 Rich Aaronian, Paul Lacourse, and Peggy Meyette
2017 Pamela Hunt
2016 Davis Finch
2015 David Donsker
2014 Allan Keith and Bob Fox
2013 Susan Fogleman
2012 Roger Lawrence
2011 Steve Mirick
2010 Bob Quinn
2009 Robert Bradley
2008 Kay Dyment
2007 Sandra Turner
2006 Ralph Andrews
2005 Dick Hughes
2004 Dennis Abbott
2003 Doris Brainard
2002 Beverly S. Ridgely
2001 Thomas Y. Butler
2000 David E. Kilham
1999 Robert C. Vernon
1998 Dawn B. Stavros
1997 Elizabeth Swift
1996 Arthur C. Borror
1995 Tudor Richards

The Tudor Richards Award

Nomination deadline April 1

The Tudor Richards Award has been presented annually since 1983 to the person who best exemplifies Tudor’s love and knowledge of the outdoors and who has worked tirelessly and effectively on behalf of conservation in New Hampshire. The award is merit-based, independent of any association with NH Audubon.

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Past Recipients:

2020 Bruce and Sarah Schwaegler
2019 Ben Haubrich
2018 Nanci Mitchell
2017 John Harrigan
2016 Ann and Roger Sweet
2015 Jane Doherty
2014 Eric Orff
2013 Francie VonMertens
2012 Art Mudge
2011 Geoff Jones
2010 Rick Van de Poll
2009 Deborah Lievens
2008 Jeanie McIntyre
2007 Barry Wicklow
2006 Brad Wyman
2005 Larry Sunderland
2004 Meade Cadot
2003 Margaret Watkins
2002 Dave Govatski
2001 David M. Carroll
2000 Susan McLane
1999 Endangered Species Conservation Program (NHF&G)
1998 John Lanier
1997 J Willcox Brown
1996 Howard Crosby
1995 Betsy Janeway
1994 Elizabeth Steele & Frederic Steele
1993 Edwina Czajkowski
1992 Rawson Wood
1991 Leslie Hubbard
1990 Harold Nevers
1989 Henry Baldwin
1988 Jane Grant
1987 Paul Bofinger
1986 Kimball Elkins
1985 Annette Cottrell
1984 Hollis Nichols
1983 Elizabeth Greene

John Thalheimer Volunteer Award

Nomination deadline April 1 

The John Thalheimer Volunteer Award has been presented annually since 1997. This award is dedicated to the first recipient, John Thalheimer, whose outstanding service to New Hampshire Audubon exemplified volunteer commitment, strengthened the organization, and provided an inspiring example for others.

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Past Recipients:

2020 Jack Dorsey
2019 Janice Hood
2018 Robert A. Quinn
2017 Joanne and Kevin Jones
2016 Dennis Skillman and Warren Trested
2015 Bill and Carol Vose
2014 Jane Kolias and Stephanie Parkinson
2013 Dr. George Clark
2012 Bev Youree
2011 Jack Gleason
2010 Hal Busch and Everett McLaughlin
2009 Maria Colby
2008 David Saxe
2007 Robert Vallieres
2006 John & Ursula Allen
2005 Margot Johnson
2004 Jan Falcone
2003 Paul Cormier & Mike Pelchat
2002 Andy Greenwood
2001 Rita Tulloh & Joann O’Shaughnessy
2000 John Munier & Dorothy Fitch
1999 Bob & Joan Frey
1998 Richard Hughes
1997 John Thalheimer

President’s Award

The President’s Award recognizes a strong friend of Audubon, be it a group or individual, whose actions and commitment have significantly furthered the work of New Hampshire Audubon.

Past Recipients:

2020 NH Audubon Staff
2019 Dr. Michael Dutton
2018 Bill Smagula
2017 David Ries
2016 Pat Niswander and Single Digits
2015 Kelly Dwyer
2014 Nancy Mudge Sycamore
2013 Margaret Watkins
2012 Dragonfly Survey volunteers: Holly Grant, Betsy Hamlin-Morin, Larry Potter, Martha Reinhardt, Tricia Saenger, Dennis Skillman, and Scott Young
2011 Raptor Observatory Volunteers: Tom Baillio, Tom Brewton, Katrina Fenton, David Howe, and Crawford Lyons
2010 Steve Burtt and Deborah de Peyster
2009 Forbes Leland
2008 NH Audubon Staff

H. Meade Cadot Award

The Meade Cadot Award was established to recognize New Hampshire Audubon’s exemplary land conservation partners. It is a special honorary award, presented when merited.

Past Recipients:

2020 David White
2011 Francie Von Mertens
2007 Meade Cadot and the Harris Center

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Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.