Gary Smith: Making a Difference Award (2011)
- For establishing and leading the California Department of Fish and Game instream flow activities from 1980 – 2004.
- For representing the western states on the National Instream Flow Program Assessment project that led to the formation of the Instream Flow Council.
- For contributing to the IFC book Instream Flows for Riverine Resource Stewardship.
- For patience, persistence, and professionalism in coordinating public interest groups, the attorney general’s office, and the Department of Fish and Game in affirming the validity of the public trust doctrine for Mono Lake, California.