Induction Standards


Adopted by WCHF Board of Directors – September 1991

Standards for selection into the Hall of Fame shall include but are not limited to:

Nominee’s contribution was of such a nature as to have state-wide, inter-state, or national significance;

Nominee’s contribution affected a wide range of natural resources and their use;

Nominee’s contributions were made in a manner that will enable them to be measured in context of past inductees’ contributions, and in the historical setting of the time in which they lived;

Nominee must have significant ties to Wisconsin, i.e., birth, family, background, or residency;

Nominee shall have made a sustained and outstanding contribution to conservation of at least one, and preferably several, of the following kinds:

  • Environmental law enforcement
  • Applied resource management
  • Conservation education
  • Conservation policy formation, legislation, and public leadership
  • Conservation-oriented research
  • Conservation literature, art or journalism

If the nominee is living, they shall be at a stage in their career that their contributions are undeniable, and are likely not to be impugned by any of their present or future endeavors.


The Nomination Application and Guidelines are currently being revised. The final version will be voted on at our annual Board of Directors meeting in November 2020. The new materials will be posted prior to the opening of the next application cycle on January 1, 2021. If you have questions please email: