Past Award Recipients

Past naa award recipients


George B. Fell Lifetime Achievement Award
Carl N. Becker Stewardship Award

2021 Glenn Juday
2019 Reed Noss
2018 William (Bill) Weeks
2017 Larry Smith
2016 John O. Sawyer 
2015 Sylvia Taylor
2014 Paul Knoop
2013 Fran Harty
2012 Joan Seevers
2011 Richard Thom
2010 David Brunckhorst
2009 Hal DeSelm
2008 Elsie Quarterman
2007 John Bacone
2006 Charles Van Riper III
2005 John Humke
2004 James Bissell
2003 Wilbur Mayhew
2002 W. Leon Neel
2001 Margaret Hames
2000 John Schwegman
1999 The Babbit Family
1998 Dr. Edward G. Voss and Bertha Daubendick
1997 Dr. Robert E. Frenkel
1996 The Prairie Triad pioneers of prairie preservation
in northern Illinois:
  • Robert Betz, The Prairie Prophet
  • Ray Schulenberg, The Prairie Practitioner
  • Floyd Swink, The Prairie Patriarch
1995 Dr. Alton A. Lindsay and John Wylie Chief, Natural History Division, Missouri Department of Conservation
1994 William Barnes
1993 Dr. Richard Goodwin
1991 Charles A. Wellner
1990 Jerry F. Franklin
1989 Dr. Robert E. Jenkins
1987 Clifford E. Germain

2021 Ken McCarty
2019 Mentor Marsh Stewardship Team, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
2018 Joyce Bender
2017 Bill Kleiman
2016 Jenny Cruse-Sanders
2015 Martin Blaney
2014 Lee Casebere
2013 The Stewardship Network
2012 Southern Illinois Invasives Strike Team
2011 Brevard County Environmentally
Endangered Lands Program
2010 Joe Woolbright
2008 Gary Milano
2007 Jeff Krause
2006 Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, Diablo Trust,
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
2005 Okefenokee Wildlife League (OWL)
2004 Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Keith and Mary Blackmore
2003 Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park
2002 Dr. Dennis Nyberg
2001 Monterey Pine Forest Watch

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