More Details on 2020 Induction Ceremony

More Details on 2020 Induction Ceremony

WCHF has announced the selection of three conservation leaders for induction into the Hall of Fame on April 25, 2020 at the SentryWorld (the Atrium) in Stevens Point. The 2020 Induction Ceremony will celebrate our 100th inductee into the Hall of Fame.

The Inductees – Stephen Born, Jens Jensen and Stanley Temple

 

The inductees this year will be Stephen Born, a well-known UW-Madison professor who specialized in environmental planning and worked on almost every aspect of water management, from the Great Lakes to inland lakes to groundwater and rivers and watersheds, and is an expert fly fisher; Jens Jensen, a landscape architect who developed many of our Midwest parks, focusing on indigenous plants and ecological processes of this region’s prairie landscape, and …

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Announcing 2020 Inductees to Hall of Fame

Announcing 2020 Inductees to Hall of Fame

WCHF announces the selection of three conservation leaders for induction into the Hall of Fame on April 25, 2020 at the SentryWorld in Stevens Point. Our 2020 ceremony marks the induction of our 100th conservation hero. The public is invited to help us celebrate this milestone.

A coffee reception will be held prior to the morning Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 25th at the SentryWorld (the Atrium) in Stevens Point. There will be a luncheon following the ceremony.

The Induction Ceremony and Coffee Reception are free. There will be a fee for the luncheon. Reservations for lunch will be required.

Watch this blog for specific details during the next few weeks. Again, all activities are open to the public.

The Inductees

The inductees this year …

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Sigurd Olson “Wild Prophet”

Sigurd Olson “Wild Prophet”

A friend of WCHF recently sent a newspaper article from the Minnesota’s Star Tribune about Wisconsin son Sigurd Olson who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. It begins: “Famed author and wilderness advocate Sigurd Olson put a fresh sheet of paper into his typewriter at his home in Ely, Minn., and tapped out a thought.

Written in three lines, centered, like a poem, were these words:

A New Adventure is coming up
And I’m sure it will be
A good one.”

The next day these words were found by one of his sons, after Sigurd had passed away while on an adventure with his snowshoes. What a fitting memorial for such a literary laureate to wilderness lovers.

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WCHF Governor to give Presentation on Ding Darling

Professor Ben Sedinger, Kennedy-Grohne Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation in the UW-SP College of Natural Resources has asked WCHF Board of Governor member Tim Eisele to give a presentation on Ding Darling to his Wildlife class on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. You are welcome to sit in if you’d like to hear more about Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling, see his conservation cartoons and hear about the legacy he left.

Professor Sedinger sent directions:  “Tim’s talk will be in the Trainer Natural Resources building (TNR) in room #320 on October 2nd from 9:30-10:45am.  The room can seat about 40 people in addition to students in my class and I’m not sure how many extras are going to show up so I’d recommend telling folks …

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September 9th is the 100th Anniversary of Lorrie Otto’s Birth

September 9th is the 100th Anniversary of Lorrie Otto’s Birth

Today, September 9th would have been Lorrie Otto’s 100th birthday. Lorrie Otto — Queen of the Prairie. Lorrie Otto — the inspiration for Wild Ones — was a 1999 inductee into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. Consider making a donation in her memory to the Hall of Fame Today!

LORRIE’S STORY

Lorraine “Lorrie” Stoeber was born in 1919 near Madison, Wisconsin. She lived on a farm where she learned to love the soil and the biodiversity of the landscape. As a young woman who was tall and smart, she got involved in many things from modeling evening gowns for wholesale houses to preparing to be a pilot in the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program.

She graduated from the University …

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