2021 Conservation Award Winners
Eau Claire County
Outstanding Employee, County Conservationist
Outstanding Employee, Senior Urban Conservation Technician
Brad Matson Youth Education Award
Special Recognition/Friend of Conservation
Short Lane Ag
under the leadership of Matt and Craig Oehmichen
Please consider nominating someone you know who deserves recognition for their outstanding efforts! Nominations are due by December 31, 2021. Winners will be announced at our 2022 annual conference's awards banquet. Award guidelines and nomination forms are also available in Word format.
This award recognizes a land conservation department employee who has made significant contributions to land and water conservation. There are three categories in which you can nominate an individual:
- County Conservationist/Administrator/Supervisor
- Technician/Planner/Project Manager/GIS Specialist/Agronomist
- Administrative Assistant/Clerical
This award recognizes a land conservation committee (LCC) member who has provided strong and effective leadership in promoting resource conservation through their own actions and work in their community.
This award is in honor of Brad Matson, Iron County LCC and his work involving youth education and all of its programs. The Brad Matson Youth Education Award will carry on Brad’s legacy which recognizes the importance of educating our youth about protecting and managing our natural resources for the next generations.
This award recognizes a person(s) or entity(ies) whose outstanding work, leadership or project exemplifies dedication to the conservation and protection of Wisconsin's natural resources.
This award recognizes an individual, business, organization, agency, etc. outside of the association and its membership for outstanding contributions to conserving our natural resources.
This award promotes total farm conservation accomplishments by recognizing farmers performing outstanding work, including community involvement and conservation education. The state winner is asked to host Conservation Observance Day and will receive reimbursement up to $3500 from Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).
BRAD MATSON YOUTH EDUCATION AWARD: Zach Wilson, Iron County
OUTSTANDING CONSERVATION EMPLOYEE - TECHNICIAN/ENGINEER: Seth Ebel, Dane County
OUTSTANDING CONSERVATION EMPLOYEE - COUNTY CONSERVATIONIST: Eric Fehlhaber, Sheboygan County
FRIEND OF CONSERVATION: Representative Katrina Shankland
CONSERVATION FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR: Kevin and Carolyn Parr - Harmony Hills, Vernon County