Annual Chapter Activity Report

Each chapter must complete an Annual Chapter Activity Report. The information provided is used to ensure that chapters are current and are meeting required obligations. It is also used to submit charitable applications.  

Information regarding Chapter Activity Reports will be sent to chapter presidents. All reports are to be submitted through the online form. The submission deadline has passed for 2021 reports. 

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

Chapter Achievement Award

The SWCS Chapter Achievement Award recognizes up to five chapters for 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. 


  • Purpose or significance of event, activity, meeting, or other chapter action 
  • Goal the chapter hoped to achieve and results
  • Media coverage
  • Participation by SWCS members and nonmembers
  • Impact to those in the conservation field
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 have the following:

  • An annual and/or strategic plan
  • At least one newsletter distributed in the past year
  • At least one technical or professional meeting in the past year

Plus, involved in at least one of the following: chapter campaign, educational activity, community service project, communication with media or legislative body, unique partnership, development of technical manual or other publication

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.