Nomination statement for Kevin Enge, recipient of the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society's 2016 Paul Moler Herpetological Conservation Award:

Kevin Enge has been an Associate Research Biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission since 2007, but he has worked for FWC since 1989, first as a Nongame Wildlife Biologist and then as Herp Taxa Coordinator, so his roots are deep. He conducts herpetological surveys with boundless enthusiasm throughout the state, moving from project to project, publishing accounts of rare vertebrate surveys, taxonomic descriptions of snapping turtles including describing two new species, documenting invasive species, and describing a mortality event in larval frogs. He engages other professionals and interested civilians with his "Newtist" newsletter, inviting participation on surveys and sharing updates on findings with amazing photos that inform, entertain and, most importantly, keep the reader interested in rare species they might not otherwise know much about.