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Annual Conservation Achievement Awards

Nominations OPEN for the WWF 2020 Conservation Achievement Awards!

The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation hosts its Annual Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet to recognize and honor those whose achievements and practices in natural resource conservation deserve statewide recognition. The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation’s Achievement Awards are among the most reputable for conservation efforts. They are presented annually on behalf of WWF’s members and its statewide network of affiliated organizations.


Deadline: Early March 2020; exact date TBD by committee.

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Awards Banquet Date: April 11, 2020; Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

2019 Conservationist of the Year

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi

2019 Conservation Achievement Award Winners

2019 Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year

Dale Moody, DeForest

2019 Hunter Safety Instructor Team of the Year:

The Brown County Sportsman’s Club and the DePere Sportsman’s Club Hunter Education Team

2019 Conservation Organization of the Year

Dane County Conservation League

2019 Forest Conservationists of the Year

Steve Ring, Shiocton

2019 Conservation Legislator of the Year

Rep. Katrina Shankland, Stevens Point

2018 Conservation Communicators of the Year

Laurie Groskopf and Matt Lallemont, Tomahawk

2019 (CLC’s) Mentor(s) of the Year


2019 Forestry Professional of the Year

Chris Schmitz, Neillsville

2019 Wildlife Professional of the Year


2019 Wildlife Conservationist of the Year

Brad Koele, Woodruff

2019 Water Conservationist of the Year

Midwest Environmental Advocates, Madison

2019 Conservation Educator of the Year

David Kuckuk, Plymouth

2019 Warden of the Year

Dale Hochhausen, LaCrosse

2019 Youth Conservationist of the Year

Adam Tess, Sun Prairie


Please Read the Nomination Guidelines and Conservation Award Descriptions before Nominating Someone for 2020. 

Nominations OPEN for 2020