The W. Kelly Mosley Award for Achievement in Forestry, Wildlife, and Related Resources seeks to publicly recognize achievements that have resulted in the wiser use of Alabama's renewable natural resources. The Program is administered by Auburn University and was made possible by a gift from an Auburn alumnus, the late Dr. W. Kelly Mosley of Atlanta, Georgia, and from the John and Mary Franklin Foundation. For over 30 years, the Mosley Environmental Awards Program has given recognition for outstanding voluntary efforts in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, soil, water, air, wildflowers, non-game wildlife, environmental education, conservation, and urban forestry.
It is a fundamental mission of the Mosley Environmental Achievement Award to identify and reward "unsung heroes" who have voluntarily contributed significantly to the wise stewardship of Alabama's natural resources. Almost anyone may be eligible - youths, adults, practitioners, professionals, technicians, individual citizens, and groups - if their voluntary contributions have resulted in the wiser use of our natural resources and the betterment of our communities.
Nominations for the Mosley Environmental Achievement Award may be submitted any time of year using a relatively simple application process. Winners receive a $500 cash prize, a certificate of recognition, and a framed limited-edition reproduction of a forestry/wildlife painting. Nominators receive the same reproduction should their submission be successful.