2022 Conservation Award Winners

Travis Tulowitzky

Bayfield County

Outstanding Conservation Employee, Technician/Agronomist/Planner

Becky Arneson

Trempealeau County

Outstanding Conservation Employee, Administrative/Clerical

Anne Bartels

Marinette County

Brad Matson Youth Education Award for Outstanding Youth Educator

Larry Sommer

Forest County

Outstanding Supervisor

Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance

Special Recognition/Friend of Conservation

2021 Conservation Award Winners

Greg Leonard

Eau Claire County

Outstanding Employee, County Conservationist

Fay Amerson

Walworth County

Outstanding Employee, Senior Urban Conservation Technician

Tracy Arnold presents to a classroom of engaged students.

Tracy Arnold

Portage County

Brad Matson Youth Education Award

Drew Zelle

DATCP

Special Recognition/Friend of Conservation

Dan Nankee holds his award.

Dan Nankee

Iowa County

Outstanding Supervisor

Short Lane Ag

under the leadership of Matt and Craig Oehmichen

Conservation Steward

Please consider nominating someone you know who deserves recognition for their outstanding efforts! Nomination information for 2023 awards will be available this summer.

Outstanding Conservation Employee

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:

  1. County Conservationist/Administrator/Supervisor
  2. Technician/Planner/Project Manager/GIS Specialist/Agronomist
  3. Administrative Assistant/Clerical

See guidelines and nomination form »

Outstanding LCC Member

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.

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The Brad Matson Youth Education Award - Outstanding Youth Educator

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.

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Conservation Steward

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.

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Special Recognition - Friend of Conservation

This award recognizes an individual, business, organization, agency, etc. outside of the association and its membership for outstanding contributions to conserving our natural resources.

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Conservation Farm Family of the Year

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).

See guidelines and nomination form »

2020 Award Winners

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

See previous winners, including WALCE awards