For efforts to restore the American chestnut into eastern North American forests as they manage the largest chestnut orchard in the State of WV.
For their tireless efforts on behalf of the WV chapter of TACF, and as a 2-term chapter treasurer. They also oversee all efforts on behalf of the WV chapter at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in association with the Boy Scouts of America.
For his work at The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). It would not be where it is today without the perseverance of Dr. Frederick V. Hebard, its longest tenured employee.
For initiating and managing the Duane Waddell American Chestnut Demonstration Orchard at Preston High School and at four other West Virginia sites.
For his untiring and dedicated leadership, from 2009 until July 2014, as the President and CEO of The American Chestnut Foundation, known as TACF.
For artistic and creative crafting of chestnut furniture.
For artistic endeavors and creative chestnut wood carvings.