Nominations are now open for the 2024 Kallemeyn Award. Nominations will be accepted until December 15, 2023.
To nominate someone, please use the online Kallemeyn Award Nomination Form
The Kallemeyn Award is presented annually by the Foundation to an individual who has demonstrated in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods watershed:
- Outstanding professional achievement in scientific research or resource management.
- Significant contributions to collaborative and cooperative approaches to research or resource management internationally.
The Award will be presented at the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum (March 6-7, 2024) when there’s a deserving recipient as determined by the selection committee.
This award is named in honor of its first recipient, Larry Kallemeyn, USGS (retired). Throughout his career Larry made significant contributions to scientific understanding and resource management in the basin. Importantly, Larry was the consummate professional and his collaborative and cooperative approach contributed significantly to cross border collaboration, public engagement and understanding for this international lake and its watershed.
The selection committee for the Kallemeyn Award consists of researchers and resource managers from both Canada and the United States. At the recommendation of the selection committee, the Foundation presents the Kallemeyn Award annually at the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum.
Previous Kallemeyn Award recipients:
- 2023 – Mike Hirst, Lake of the Woods Soil and Water Conservation District
- 2022 – Not presented; virtual Forum due to COVID pandemic
- 2021 – Not presented; virtual Forum due to COVID pandemic
- 2020 – Tim Pascoe, Environment and Climate Change Canada
- 2019 – Jesse Anderson, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- 2018 – Kathleen Ruhland, Queen's University; Kevin Peterson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; & Gail Faveri, Environment and Climate Change Canada
- 2017 – Mark Edlund, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota
- 2016 – Ryan Maki, Voyageurs National Park, U.S. National Park Service
- 2015 – Ken Beatty, IISD Experimental Lakes Area, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- 2014 – Darryl McLeod, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- 2013 – Andrew Paterson, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
- 2012 – Lee Grim, Voyageurs National Park, U.S. National Park Service
- 2011 – Tom Mosindy, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- 2010 – Nolan Baratono, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- 2009 – Bev Clark, Clark Environmental Consultants / AECOM / Ontario Ministry of Environment
- 2008 – Larry Kallemeyn, United States Geological Service