A local man will be honored later this year for his work in conservation.
Dan Lemke works as a Senior Land Asset Manager for Plum Creek, where he plays a role in the permanent protection of more than 60,000 acres of timberland.
Based on his work, he will be honored by the Gathering Waters Conservancy. That work includes the Wolf River conservation easement and the Chippewa Flowage easement. Each protected more than 18,000 acres of forest.
Dick Steffes, Past DNR Real Estate Director. credits Lemke’s work and dedication with helping Plum Creek become the organization that it is today. He adds, “(Dan’s) continued dedication to helping preserve important and valuable forest lands for generations to come is an asset to both Forest County and all of Wisconsin.”
This is the 10th year that Gathering Waters Conservancy has been presenting Land Conservation Leadership Awards. The organization is the statewide service center for non-profit land trusts, and annually honors organizations, policy makers and individuals for notable contributions to lasting land conservation in the state.