Since 2002, the Illinois Conservation Foundation has recognized several Illinoisans for their life-long dedication to promoting and enhancing outdoor recreation and natural resources conservation by selecting them for induction into the Illinois Outdoors Hall of Fame. Selection to the Hall of Fame is reserved for those individuals that have made significant contributions to or exhibited unparalleled dedication in preserving, promoting, enhancing or supporting natural resources or outdoor recreation opportunities.

Some inductees have touched the lives of thousands of youth and adults who can enjoy outdoor recreation in by promoting fishing, hunting, conservation, and safety education. Others have spearheaded efforts to preserve or enhance fish and wildlife habitat or protect and restore lakes and rivers. Yet others have been national and international leaders in efforts to understand our natural world.

Hall of Fame inductees are recognized each year at a presentation at Conservation World at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.  The ICF will begin hosting a biannual fundraiser with the proceeds used to support the annual Scholarship Achievement Program and programs at the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center.

Nominations must be submitted on the official Hall of Fame Nomination Form. Nominations are accepted throughout the year, and should be submitted to the ICF Springfield Office by June 15, 2017 to be considered for that calendar year's induction class.

For more information on the ICF Hall of Fame Banquet, contact the Illinois Conservation Foundation, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271- (217) 785-2003.

Hall of Fame for:






2002 - 2011


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