Induction Ceremony Rescheduled – May 5, 2018

Induction Ceremony Rescheduled – May 5, 2018

Good News!

The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame’s 2018 Induction Ceremony for Roy and Charlotte Lukes, George Meyer and Arlie Schorger has been rescheduled for the afternoon of May 5, 2018. Dinner will follow at the Atrium at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Here are the specifics:

Date: May 5, 2018

Place: The Atrium at SentryWorld, 601 Michigan Ave N, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Read more

Lorrie Otto and the fight to ban DDT — in her own words


Lorrie Otto with native wildflowers in hand. Looks like some Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum). Lorrie was a 1999 inductee into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. Photo by Ney Tate Fraser

BirdWatchingDaily magazine carried a marvelous article on Lorrie Otto this month, authored by friend Ney Tate Fraser. It featured the story of Lorrie’s and others’ fight to ban DDT in Lorrie’s own words. It’s a great read! If you’ve ever had the privilege to meet Lorrie, you know what I mean. Her infectious smile, her positive attitude, her determination — it’s all here in this article. Enjoy!

In her own words: Lorrie Otto and the fight to ban DDT

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A Tribute to Bill Schorger

A Tribute to Bill Schorger

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences recently published a tribute to Arlie (Bill) Schorger — chemist, inventor, businessman and wildlife conservationist — who will become one of the newest inductees into the WCHF on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Published in 1955 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Bill’s book The Passenger Pigeon: Its Natural History and Extinction is a study of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The last passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in North America, died in 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoological Garden. Read more