Wild Ones honors and recognizes distinguished individuals who are respected and known for their expertise in fields of ecology, botany, plant science, horticulture, entomology, climate change, or conservation, whose work
- makes outstanding contributions in the environmental and/or native plant and natural landscaping,
- provides scientific information important to furthering the public’s understanding of our interdependent ecosystem,
- furthers Wild Ones’ goals of promoting the importance of native plants and restoration of local plant communities and ecosystems, and
- advocates for Wild Ones and will help influence others and add to the organization’s credibility.