Nominations for induction into the Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame are being sought by Wildlife for Tomorrow. The deadline is May 11, 2012, at 5 p.m.

The nonprofit foundation established the award and induction event in 1998 to recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and others who have made significant, consistent and lasting contributions to benefit Arizona’s wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state’s outdoor heritage. Nominations for the award will be reviewed by the foundation’s board of directors and the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

This year’s inductees will be honored Aug. 25 at the foundation’s 15th annual banquet at the Chaparral Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road.

Past inductees have been individuals with backgrounds in wildlife volunteerism, corporate leadership, politics, wildlife art, and the media, including Ben Avery, Barry Goldwater, Morris K. Udall, Bill Quimby and Tom Woods, as well as groups and organizations such as Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Volunteers, Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club, Arizona Public Service and Salt River Project.

Wildlife for Tomorrow was created in 1990 to enhance the management, protection and enjoyment of Arizona’s fish and wildlife resources. The foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with Game and Fish to provide additional support for projects and education activities where traditional resources are not adequate.

For a nomination form and requirements (people submitting nominations are asked to include a detailed biographical sketch of the nominee) and a look at previous winners, please go to:www.azgfd.gov/w_c/ArizonaOutdoorHallofFame.shtml.

You may mail your nomination to:

Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation
c/o Arizona Game and Fish Department
Attn: Ben Alteneder, DOHQ
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086

Nominations also may be submitted by fax to (623) 236-7903, or by e-mail to Ben Alteneder at BAlteneder@azgfd.gov. For further information, call (623) 236-7334.

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