Linda Jones Memorial Award


The award honours Linda Jones, for significant service to the Canadian Land Reclamation Association / Association Canadienne de Réhabilitation des Sites Dégradés (CLRA/ACRSD) as secretary treasurer for over twenty years. Linda was specifically interested in promoting student participation in CLRA events and membership in CLRA.

Two awards are presented annually to students in a reclamation related program at a Canadian institution in recognition of excellence in academic studies which advance the theory, knowledge or practice of land reclamation. One award will be for a poster presentation and one for an oral presentation. Each award will be for $1000 and a one-year membership in the CLRA.

The competition for the awards is held in conjunction with the CLRA/ACRSD Annual Meeting.


  • Students must be in a land reclamation related program, including but not limited to agriculture, biology, botany, environmental science, environmental studies, engineering, forestry, geography, land reclamation, landscape architecture, mining, plant science, soil science at a post secondary Canadian educational institution.

  • Students may be in an undergraduate program, or a graduate program (MSc, PhD).

  • The recipients must accept the award in person at the CLRA/ACRSD Annual Meeting for the year in which the award is presented.

Application Procedures

  • Each student must apply to participate in the poster and oral presentation competitions by submitting the online application form.

  • Students and their supervisors/instructors must complete the application form ensuring all information on the application is correct.

  • In fairness to all participants, applications must be complete, and be received by the application deadline.

  • The application must completed and submitted at least six weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting. The deadline for nominations will be posted each year on the CLRA/ACRSD website as soon as the date of the annual meeting has been set.

Selection of Award Recipients

The Linda Jones Award Committee consists of a chair and a minimum of three judges. Adjunction score sheets are included in PDF below.

2019 Deadline: August 1, 2019

2019 Application Requirements & Presentation Evaluation

Please email info@clra.ca to inquire.