Annual Chapter Activity Report

Each chapter must complete an Annual Chapter Activity Report. The information provided is used to submit charitable applications and will be used by the national organization to ensure we are providing chapters with the best support possible. This report is combined with the chapter awards nomination form, allowing chapters to easily apply for two annual awards when filling out the report. A 2023 Chapter Action Calendar must be submitted with the report for the chapter to be eligible for the Outstanding Chapter Award.

Information regarding Chapter Activity Reports will be sent to chapter leaders. All reports are to be submitted through the online form. Reports are due February 24, 2023.

View an example report (PDF).

Chapter Award Nominations

The chapter activity report is combined with the chapter awards nomination form, allowing chapters to easily apply for two annual awards when filling out the report. Learn more about additional awards and scholarships here

Summary of Chapter Awards

Outstanding Chapter Award

The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes chapters for its success in carrying out its overall program during the past year. 

To be considered, chapters must do the following:

  • Have a website and/or at least one active social media account
  • Have hosted at least one technical or professional meeting in the past year (virtual or in-person)
  • Create a 2023 Chapter Action Calendar* and attach it to your report

*There was a virtual workshop on January 11, 2023 for leaders to work on these calendars with SWCS staff, Board members, and other chapter leaders. Contact renee.bouldin@swcs.org if you would like further support with your calendar.

If these minimum criteria are met, nominees will be ranked based on the changes in membership; assistance to other chapters or regional leadership; and accomplishment of special projects that highlight or address emerging issues in conservation policy, technology, and science. 

Exceptional Chapter Event Award

The Exceptional Chapter Event Award (previously the Chapter Achievement Award) is intended for a significant achievement through a single activity conducted during the year. No chapter can be recognized more than once during a three year period for the same basic activity.

Criteria:

  • Goals and significance of event, activity, meeting, or other chapter action
  • Participation from SWCS members and community
  • Outcome and impact to those in the conservation field

Questions?

Contact memberservices@swcs.org.