Oregon Stewardship Award

Northwest coastal forest

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s annual Oregon Stewardship Award recognizes an individual, school, non-profit, or community group that has engaged its community in a project that preserves and protects Oregon’s environmental or cultural heritage and aligns with the museum's mission to inspire stewardship of our collective past, present, and future.

The 2018 nomination period is now open. Online nomination forms must be completed and submitted by Monday, January 15, 2018. 

The Award
The recipient of the award will receive $1,000 and be recognized at a special award reception, in museum publications, and on the Oregon Heroes display panel in the museum's Explore Oregon exhibit. The recipient will be announced in the spring of 2018.

Any of the following imay be nominated:

  • An individual Oregon resident
  • An Oregon school, including K-12 schools, colleges, universities, classes, or departments
  • An Oregon non-profit organization
  • A national or regional organization with offices or affiliates in Oregon
  • Other Oregon-based community groups

The project must:

  • be directly related to Oregon’s environment or its cultural heritage;
  • have meaningful community impact;
  • be ongoing or completed during the last calendar year, January through December; and
  • be Oregon-based.

Who can nominate? Groups or individuals are invited to self-nominate. Nominations will also be accepted from third parties wishing to recognize a group's or individual's stewardship of Oregon’s environment or cultural heritage. Nominations must be submitted online and received by January 15, 2018.