The Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to conservation in Pennsylvania over the course of their life.  Since its establishment in 2004, the award has honored both conservation professionals and volunteers for their commitment to and leadership in conservation. WeConservePA is now requesting nominations for the 2024 Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award.

To nominate an individual, fill out the form linked below, and include a one to three page narrative explaining why this individual should be considered to receive this award. Please focus on the individual’s accomplishments in advancing conservation rather than other awards they may have received.  You may submit more than one nomination by submitting a separate form for each. Deadline for submission: Thursday, January 4.

The 2024 Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award will be presented at the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference in Bethlehem, April 3-5, 2024.

Past Award Honorees



2023 Lifetime Conservation Leadership Award recipients Karen Martynick and David Shields (center, with plaques) flanked by (L to R) Andy Loza, Jeff Swinehart, Stephanie Armpriester, and Grant DeCosta.