This is an opportunity to give recognition to an individual who has demonstrated distinguished achievement during an entire career, which could be in natural resources management, education, journalism, law, or science applied to protection, stewardship, or restoration of natural areas. Volunteers also are eligible.

This land conservation award is named after George Fell, founder of the Natural Land Institue in 2958, and his wife Barbara to recognize accomplishments in natural area preservation, protecction, management, and restoration in northern Illinois.

For more details on guidelines, go to the Natural Land Institute website.