Since its creation in 2001, the Oregon Invasive Species Council has recognized Oregonians protecting the state from invasive species. There are five regular categories, OISC past award winners:
Eagle Eye Award — presented to the person or persons reporting the most important sighting(s) of an invasive species.
2002: Alice Pfand, New Zealand Mud Snail, Garrison Lake; Scott Rose & Gary Garth, meadow fleabane, Hermiston
2003: Nick Otting & Danna Lytjen, barbed goat grass, Cave Junction; Pat Patterson, decollate snail, Eugene; Gary Weaver, Patterson’s Curse, Lebannon
2004: Greg Mazer, yellow floating heart, Beaverton; John Ekberg, Alan Mudge & Christy Brown, gypsy moth eggs, Eagle Creek
2005: Mark Ernes, New Zealand mudsnail; Bob Donaldson, blackberry rust; Barbara Shields rusty crayfish
2006: Bruce O'Neil and Ken While; live insects in Chinese wood crating, Portland
2007: Dan Van Dyke, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife—for spotting invasive species (zebra mussels) on a boat entering Oregon
2008: Andy Gallagher, African Rue infestation; Vanessa Howard and Dave Ambrose, Spartina
2009: Will Oursler, for being the first person to identify the Spotted Wing Drosophila in Jackson County; Don Farrar, for spotting a 9-acre field of Iberian thistle in Wheeler County.
2010: Dan Stoner, ODA, for finding a Japanese beetle infestation in Cave Junction, Oregon
2011: Jane Hartline of Lost Lagoon Farms, for reporting flowering rush, an "A" listed species, as being available for sale at an Oregon nursery; and USDA inspectors, for reporting live wasps emerging from a shipping container.
Sandra Denyes Diedrich (Outstanding Defender) Award — presented to the person(s)/organization (non-government) making the most outstanding contribution to protecting Oregon from invasive species.
2002: Sandy Diedrich (deceased), founder No Ivy League
2003: Mandy Tu, promotion of Codes of Conduct for nursery industry; Project YESS, exceptional service clearing invasive plants from preserves
2004: Marc Cool, production of white papers on grasses including invasiveness; Jonathan Soll & PAPST, heroic efforts to control knotweeds along Sandy River
2005: Hines Nurseries, Phytophthora ramorum eradication
2006: Fred Arnold, South Coast Lumber, outstanding cooperation in the sudden oak death eradication project in Curry Co.
2007: Beth Casper, Environmental Reporter, and Michelle Maxwell, Editor, the Statesman Journal and Jeff Douglas and Ed Jahn, Oregon Public Broadcasting—for their leadership in promoting invasive species via the media
2008: Dave Clemens, lifetime contributions to protecting eastern Oregon
2009: Dave Moskowitz, for his work in advancing invasive species legislation during the 2009 legislative session
2010: Vern Holm, for his work relative to the Northwest Weed Management Partnership
2011: Bob Jenson, Oregon Legislature, for his tireless work in support of invasive species legislation.
Ten Fingers in the Dike Award — presented to the person(s) or unit in a government agency going above and beyond the call of duty to keep new invaders out of the state.
2002: Sudden Oak Death Task Force (Alan Kanaskie, Nancy Osterbauer, Everett Hansen, Ellen Goheen) for implementing sudden oak death eradication program
2003: Mary Pfauth, Vanessa Howard & Dennis Isaacson for development of the Spartina Action Plan; Jack Wylie, for support of Oregon’s ballast water regulations
2004: Kathleen Johnson, outstanding success at eradicating gypsy moth and Japanese beetle; Jim Athern, promoting aquatic nuisance species prevention; Ken French, 25 years of protecting southwest Oregon from noxious weeds
2005: Dave Langland, suppression of noxious weeds in central Oregon including orange hawkweed; Jim LaBonte, outstanding taxonomic support of exotic woodborer surveys.
2006: Lesley Richman, BLM, excellent outreach and education related to noxious weeds.
2007: Deputy Dave Johnson, Marine Law Enforcement Officer, Umatilla County—for his work on boater inspections in eastern Oregon
2008: US Customs and Border Protection Agricultural Specialists for inspections; GardenSmart Oregon publication; Dave Loomis, Mikeal Jones and Al Johnson for pressure wash equipment
2009: Shannon Brubaker, for her tireless efforts to make the Oregon Department of Agriculture Noxious Weed Control Program a success; Glenn Miller, for developing a statewide state-of-the-art control project with cooperators to eradicate Japanese knotweed; Jim Hoffman, for his persistence in locating the source of a gypsy moth infestation in Bend
2010: East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District - for controlling invasive species on the Multnomah County EDRR list in a significant portion of the west Columbia River Gorge and east Multnomah County.
2011: Jas Adams, Oregon Attorney General's Office – for his expertise in identifying the mechanism to implement mandatory boat inspections in Oregon; Honorable Mention: Josh Lambert, Lincoln County SWCD for creation and support of community and interagency awareness of invasive species for all taxa as well as his work with the EDRR network; Josh Thompson, Wasco SWCD, for his work with private landowners and feral swine; and the Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program of the US Forest Service, for collecting and identifying the northern ringed crayfish in the Umpqua drainage.
Invader Crusader Award — presented to the Oregon student(s) making a difference in protecting Oregon from invasive species.
2002: Erik Hanson, PSU, primary author of Oregon’s Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan
2003: Kim Powell, outstanding participant in Project YESS
2005: Chana Makale’a Duduoit, Japanese eel grass; Laura and Seth Sherry Japanese knotweed
2006: Stefania Padalino, OSU, designing logo for OISC; Arick Rouhe, PSU, author of action plan for feral swine.
2007: Gwenn Kubeck, Oregon State University graduate student—for her master’s thesis work on invasive species using focus groups and surveys
2008: Linda Wolf, Megan McGinnis, and Shannon Reiter, invasive species story for children
2009: Lisa Livelybrooks and her students for the creation of the book, "The Invasion of the Zebra Mussels.”
2010: Mountain Home Biological Supply for their work on providing native specimens for classrooms
2011: Franklin Elementary School, for their partnership in developing solutions to the use of invasive species in classrooms.
Protect the Northwest Industry Award — presented to a company that make a difference in protecting Oregon from invasive species.
2009: AmeriTies and Union Pacific for their willingness to change their business practices to prevent the introduction of invasive insects on railroad ties.
2010: Peerbolt Crop Management, for their work with the Department of Agriculture and spotted wing drosophila.
2011: West Coast Contractors, for their work in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species on the coast of Oregon.