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Conservation Awards

Congratulations 2017 Award Winners!

Outstanding Conservation Employee - Administrative Assistant:


Ann Lane, Burnett County


Outstanding Conservation Employee - Technician/Educator: 


Tracy Arnold, Wood County


Friend of conservation:


Denny Caneff


Conservation farmer of the year:

Dan & Kristie Shelliam Family

2018 Conservation Awards

Nominations are due by December 31, 2017. Details are on the nomination forms. Documents are available in Word format; please request from Chris at chris [at] wisconsinlandwater.org.  

Conservation Farmer 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 $3000 from Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

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/Educator

3) Administrative Assistant/Clerical

Outstanding Supervisor:  This award recognizes a land conservation committee supervisor who has provided strong and effective leadership in promoting resource conservation through their own actions and work in their community.

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.

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.