About the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame

Take a journey into the past – at the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame.

Crackling fires reveal charred stumps and blackened earth…the sharp aroma of sawdust rises from a freshly sawed log…glaring headlights expose a poacher’s camp…and you’re in the driver’s seat!

When you step through the door of the Conservation Hall of Fame, you become a part of Wisconsin’s environmental history. Discover how resource management has shaped our environment and our lives. Exciting exhibits bring the past to life for visitors of all ages.

Located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization composed of 24 Wisconsin conservation-related organizations. The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Foundation was established to encourage the growth and practice of a conservation ethic as a legacy for the people of the State.

The inductees into the Hall of Fame have significantly contributed to conservation programs, projects, public understanding, and conservation ethics within the state of Wisconsin and the nation.

Goals

During our 2015 Annual Board Meeting, we developed a 3-year plan. We are pleased to say we have made much progress on accomplishing these goals.
Learn more about our goals.

Partners

Our partners keep alive the ideas and ideals of the men and women whose foresight preserved our environment.
See a listing of our partners.

History

In 1980, Bill Horvath, then regional director for the National Association of Conservation Districts, and Dan Trainer, then dean of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP) College of Natural Resources, discussed the use of the Pfiffner Building in Buckholt Park in Stevens Point as a Conservation Hall of Fame. Out of that discussion came the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. (WCHF) with original membership of 16 statewide conservation organizations.
Learn more about our history.