Announcing ACF’s 2017 Conservation Achievement Award Recipients & Luncheon

It’s Time to Celebrate!

Yellow Pond Lilies in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve ©2017 Housberg Award recipient, Carl Johnson/
Yellow Pond Lilies in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve ©2017 Housberg Award Recipient, Carl Johnson/

Since 1985, ACF has honored individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to Alaska conservation. Please join us for a luncheon on October 5, 2017 to honor this year’s Conservation Achievement Award recipients and celebrate their inspiring contributions to safeguarding Alaska’s wildlands, waters and wildlife and the ways of life they sustain.  

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Rick Sinnott, Anchorage  

  • Celia Hunter Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions

    Frank Keim, Fairbanks  

  • Olaus Murie Award for Outstanding Professional Contributions

    Nicole Whittington-Evans, Anchorage  

  • Denny Wilcher Award for Young Environmental Activist

    Tyroan (Roan) Rediske, Homer  

  • Lowell Thomas, Jr. Award for Outstanding Achievements by a Conservation Organization

    Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, Dillingham  

  • Jerry S. Dixon Award for Excellence in Environmental Education

    Richard Carstensen, Juneau  

  • Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for Excellence in Still Photography, Film or Video

    Carl Johnson, Anchorage  

  • Caleb Pungowiyi Award for Outstanding Achievements by an Alaska Native Organization or Individual

    Patty Schwalenberg, Anchorage 

Event Details



Thursday, October 5, 2017  


Williwaw 601 F Street Anchorage, Alaska  


12:00 – 1:00p   Buffet Lunch  
1:00 – 2:00p   Awards Presentation  
2:00 – 3:00p   Dessert & Coffee  


Click here to purchase tickets for this year’s award luncheon by September 28th; seating is limited.

$35/person, $25/student (K-12).

Questions?  Please contact Lucas Veldhuis at or (907) 433-8214.