Wisconsin Hall of Fame Foundation Recognizes Conservationists

Wisconsin has historically pioneered new concepts and ideas. A number of progressive steps toward the conservation of natural resources have originated in Wisconsin, including: the first rural zoning law in the U.S., the first pilot soil conservation demonstration project in the U.S., the first general conservation curriculum started by Fred Schmeeckle, and the first bond issue for outdoor recreation.

These progressive ideas and programs have been accomplished through the continuing efforts of leaders in the conservation field. These individuals have exhibited wisdom, foresight and perseverance, and have gained support of the Wisconsin citizens.

The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Foundation have been established to permanently recognize the people who have made contributions in resource management. The Hall of Fame shall encourage citizens to involve themselves in efforts to manage resources effectively and beneficially promote an interest in conservation among Wisconsin youth and to encourage continued education about conservation issues so they inspire leadership in future resource conservation efforts.

The 2018 Induction Ceremony

The 2018 Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for Roy and Charlotte Lukes, George Meyer and Arlie Schorger will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at SentryWorld  in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The public is invited.

A coffee reception will be held at 12:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, a dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m. at SentryWorld. The Coffee Reception and the Induction Ceremony are free and open to the public. Reservations made for the April 14th luncheon can be used  for the May 5th dinner. Please confirm your prior registration by contacting one of the following Event Organizers:

Joe Passineau,  WCHF President:  715-677-4047 

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation:  608-635-0600

Door County: Charlotte Lukes 920-823-2478, Tim Stone 920-839-2140 or Roy Thilly 920-839-2503

Reservations for dinner ($25 per person) may be made online


Hall of Fame Inductees

Click the name of any inductee below for full information:

Learn about Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame inductees through the history of Horicon Marsh. The WCHF and Schmeeckle Visitor Center includes a sunlit gallery displaying the recognition plaques of the inductees.