The Daniel McCarthy Conservation AwaRD
The Conservation Award was established by ARARA in 1991 to recognize significant contributions to the conservation or protection of rock art and renamed in 2022 the Daniel McCarthy Conservation Award.
Consideration will be given to an individual, group, organization, or agency that has taken a leadership role in significantly contributing to protect or preserve a major rock art site or series of sites from an identified and serious destructive impact, or to cause legislative, educational, administrative, or other action that significantly promotes rock art conservation or protection.
The recipient's efforts to incorporate the participation and advice of Native Peoples into their work will be valued.
The Conservation Award can be made to more than one recipient within the same year and a recipient need not be a member of ARARA.
The Conservation Award may be made to an individual for work that was a normal part of his or her employment or professional activities; similarly, it can be made to a group, organization, or agency for work that was a regular part of its operations.
A Conservation award recipient can be honored more than once for additional conservation and/or preservation efforts.
Nominations will be accepted any time prior to January 31 by the Awards Committee Chair.
An award recipient will receive a $500 award and certificate at the ARARA conference
Past recipients include (award not given in years not listed):