Catie Boehmer

Later this year, one CSU faculty or research staff member will receive a first-of-its-kind award from the Salazar Center: the CSU Conservation Impact Prize, launched in partnership with the the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.

This recognition prize is intended to complement the Center’s annual Conservation Impact Prize, a competitive incentive award that will be announced at its second annual symposium, Sept. 16-17 in Denver. The CSU Conservation Impact Prize winner will be recognized at the event by former Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, as well as in an on-campus celebration in early fall 2020.

The CSU prize is one of the many ways in which the University is celebrating its sesquicentennial and will serve to recognize an outstanding faculty or staff member whose work demonstrates substantial and measurable impact in the field of conservation.

“CSU is a globally respected leader in environmental and conservation research,” says Center Executive Director Beth Conover. “This campus is known for its preeminent conservation programs and their interdisciplinary strength—a status which we hope will result in a diverse pool of nominations from across the different colleges and research entities on campus. We’re excited to be able to recognize some of the amazing work happening here.”

Nominations of early-career individuals whose work shows promise for innovation and meaningful change are also especially encouraged.

Nominations for the CSU Conservation Impact Prize are now open. All full-time CSU faculty and research staff are eligible. Individuals may be nominated by a peer or self-nominate. Submissions will be evaluated by two anonymous judges from within the CSU community and one external expert.

To nominate a CSU faculty or research staff member, fill out the nomination form no later than April 30, 2020.

For questions, please contact Salazar Center Program Director Dominique Gómez at