National Wildlife Refuge Association 2022 Award Winners

The National Wildlife Refuge Association has named its Wildlife Refuge Award winners for 2022.


The awards, given annually by the Refuge Association, recognize U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees, Friends and volunteers for their outstanding contributions to conserving public lands and waters in the National Wildlife Refuge System. 

The 2022 recipients are:

Refuge Employee of the Year

Robert Peloquin, federal wildlife officer at Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Nevada, which includes Desert, Ash Meadows, Pahranagat and Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuges. Info about his award

Paul Kroegel Refuge Manager of the Year

Michael Johnson, manager at Clarks River and Green River National Wildlife Refuges in Kentucky. Info about his award

Molly Krival Refuge Friends Group of the Year

The Friends of Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge in California. Info about their award 

Refuge Volunteer of the Year

Rod Colvin, volunteer at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility in Nevada. Info about his award

Refuge Advocate

David Raskin, a longtime supporter of the 16 national wildlife refuges in Alaska. Info about his award

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