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Nominations for Behnke Award to Youth Camp graduate are due April 30

Jan 05, 2019
The Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Robert J. Behnke Award. The Dr. Robert J. Behnke Award is presented

The Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Robert J. Behnke Award. The Dr. Robert J. Behnke Award is presented to a graduate of the Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp or any other youth camp modeled after the Pennsylvania Camp, who has gone on to further the cause of coldwater conservation.

The award has been established by the Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp to honor Dr. Behnke for his years of volunteering his time and his talents in teaching at the Pennsylvania camp as well as his educating and mentoring thousands of students during his career as a professor of Fisheries Conservation and Wildlife Biology at Colorado State University.  He is the author of more than 200 articles and papers regarding fish and fisheries and has served on numerous advisory boards for state and federal agencies.  He is the author of several books, including the seminal Trout and Salmon of North America (2002).  Bob began writing the quarterly column About Trout for Trout magazine in 1983.  Dr. Behnke passed away on September 13, 2013.

                                            Criteria for Nomination

The nominee must be a graduate of the Pennsylvania Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp or any other youth camp modeled after the Pennsylvania Camp.  Graduates from all camps across the country will be considered.

And:
The nominee must have gone on to higher education and completed a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Biology, Icthyology, Limnology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Biology, the Natural Sciences or Education.

Or:
The nominee has obtained an advanced degree in Fisheries Biology, Icthyology, Limnology, Marine Biology, or Aquatic Ecology or the Natural Sciences

Or:
The nominee has gone on to teach one of the natural sciences at the elementary, secondary, college or graduate school level

Or:
The nominee has gone on to a career in one of the fields of Fisheries Biology, Icthyology, Limnology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Biology, or the Natural Sciences

Or:
The nominee has returned to a Youth Conservation Camp to serve as a board member for the camp

Or:
The nominee has returned to teach at a Youth Conservation Camp in a capacity other than as a ghilly or guide.

Nominations should be sent no later than April 30, 2019 to: RC&FFYC, P.O. Box 71, Boiling Springs, PA 17007. For more information, please contact Mike Klimkos at mjklimkos@gmail.com or 717-226-7572.