The Instream Flow Council consists of fish and wildlife agencies and their staff responsible to the public for protecting fish, wildlife, and their habitat from impacts due to changes in water regimes. In North America, water management is a provincial or state responsibility, so it is at the state and provincial level that much of the instream flow protection occurs. Member agency representatives do their best wherever human water demands threaten or potentially threaten fish, wildlife, and habitat. In doing their best, given constraints, they use tools based on several sciences, laws, and a variety of interpersonal interactions, combined with their own knowledge of these three fundamental components of instream flow protection and management. A key asset of member agencies is technical understanding of instream flows and the relevant laws and interests. Their credibility and effectiveness depend on both technical understanding and ability to work effectively with other interests while maintaining their advocacy for the public’s natural resources. Here we honor exemplary contributions to the field of instream flow.

2018 IFC Awards
Presented April 25, 2018

Brian Richter
Lifetime Achievement Award
Trout Unlimited
Making A Difference Award
Dr. Leroy Poff
Making A Difference Award
Dr. Peter Moyle
Making A Difference Award

2015 IFC Awards
Presented April 30, 2015

Hal Beecher
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Robert Milhous
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Thom Hardy
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Angela Arthington
Making A Difference Award
Allan Locke
Making A Difference Award

2013 IFC Awards
Presented January 30, 2013

Dr. John F. Orsborn, PE
Making A Difference Award
 

2011 IFC Awards
Presented May 3, 2011

Ken Bovee
Lifetime Achievement Award
Tom Annear
Making A Difference Award
Gary Smith
Making a Difference Award
The Nature Conservancy
Making A Difference Award
Ken Slattery
Making A Difference Award
 

2008 IFC Awards
Presented October 8, 2008

Dr. Clair Stalnaker
Lifetime Achievement Award
Donald L. Tennant
Making a Difference Award
Christopher Estes
Making a Difference Award
Dr. Donald J. Orth
Making a Difference Award

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