The Council Conservation Committee is a sub-committee of the Council Camping Committee, and the chair is appointed by the Council Camping Committee Chair.
The Council Conservation Committee provides the council with available expertise in matters of ecology, conservation, and resource management. The committee guides policy making and operational decisions regarding the management of natural and cultural resources within the Council and is charged with the promotion and implementation of environmental education efforts.
The members of the committee are made up of outdoor enthusiasts from across the region:
Conservation minded Scouters
Individuals serving as professionals with natural resources agencies and organizations
Representatives from the Camp Properties Committee
The Council’s Outdoor Ethics Advocate
Boy Scouts and Venturers who have earned a Hornaday Conservation Award
Committee Chair – Maddy Kangas
Committee Staff Advisor – Michael Graham
Camp Properties Representative –
Outdoor Ethics Advocate / Leave No Trace – Ralph Kuchenbrod
Committee Members at Large
The Council Conservation Committee meets bimonthly on the second Monday of the month at a location and time as determined by the committee’s chair. Check the Council calendar for the most up-to-date information.
The Council Conservation Committee will have these special duties to be performed on an annual basis:
Coordinating conservation efforts in the Council
Approving Hornaday Award projects and applications
Promoting conservation educational efforts and awards programs
Serving as the voice for conservation of natural resources within Prairielands Council
Organizing Sawyer Training and Certification classes
Organizing Leave No Trace Trainer courses