Two longtime champions of the Nelson Institute selected for the 2020 Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame

November 27, 2019

The 2020 Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame (WCHF) inductees will include two longtime champions of the Nelson Institute, alumnus and UW-Madison Professor Emeritus Steve Born, as well as UW-Madison Professor Emeritus, Stanley Temple.

Born, who was one of the earliest graduates of the Nelson Institute Water Resources Management (WRM) program has dedicated his career to the interdisciplinary field of sustainable resource management. Early in his career, Born worked with the WRM program before taking a leave of absence to serve as Director of the State Planning Agency with Wisconsin Governor Patrick Lucey’s administration. During his time there, he had a hand in supporting the establishment of the UW-Madison and Nelson Institute Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) program, a graduate-level certificate program. Born later returned to UW-Madison and worked with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the WRM program until his retirement.  

Temple, who is currently a Senior Fellow for the Aldo Leopold Foundation, spent 32 years with the UW-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. During his time on campus he was affiliated with the Nelson Institute, playing an active role in the development of the Nelson Institute Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development (CBSD) program, which has now evolved into the Environmental Conservation program.

The WCHF induction ceremony will take place on April 25, 2020 at the SentryWorld (the Atrium) in Stevens Point. Read more.