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2018 NFH Conference in Sacramento

NFH Award Nominations

Cabin Community Awards:
Call for NFH Awards Nominations

Numerous people in our cabin tracts devote tremendous time and energy to promote and support the quality of our recreation residence experiences. You no doubt know many such people.

Awards Committee Chair

Awards Committee Chair

Jay Tripathi, NFH President, along with Don Norton, cabin owner in the Santa Fe National Forest and our Awards Committee Chair, welcome you to submit a nomination for the  2018 NFH Awards.

Please consider nominating someone you know for one of the awards as a way to express your thanks. Get others in your tract to join you. Do it today!

Deadlines: Nominations are due by mail or email by January 31, 2018 and the NFH Awards Committee will review nominations and make decisions in early 2018.

There are three awards this year. In the past, NFH has awarded five, however in 2018 the NFH conference will not include an evening Awards Banquet. Instead, these three will be awarded during our luncheon. Two of these awards are presented to NFH members or tracts, while the third is awarded to a Forest Service employee.

Click to download the form (.doc or .pdf) with the award description.

Outstanding Tract Association Award:

This Association has fostered good will between permittees and government officials and has promoted a better understanding of the positive role played by permittees. The actions have served as an incentive to the development of innovative and constructive relationships between the permittees and government officials such as USFS, such as partnerships, working on forest plans, tract formation, etc.

Outstanding Volunteer Award: 

This award may be presented to someone who has demonstrated outstanding and continued service as a NFH volunteer at the local, state, or national level in a manner that has resulted in a significant impact on or contribution to NFH.  The award is given to volunteers including but not limited to persons who have been or who are now Directors, members of committees or task forces or elected officers of NFH.

NFH Recreation Advocate of the Year Award:

This award, supported by the Forest Service, is designed to recognize the personal dedication of those dealing and interacting with recreation residence permittees. The award recognizes individuals who are outstanding examples of those who manage and administer the recreation residence program by nominating them for this award. They will be honored at the NFH annual convention.

The following awards will NOT be given out in 2018:

Outstanding Communications Award

Outstanding Leadership Award

Your participation is invited and sincerely appreciated.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Don Norton, NFH Awards Committee Chair

If any questions, please email me at

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