Hall of Fame

The Federation’s Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who have made a significant positive difference in the fight for the conservation of Florida’s natural resources.

Franklin Adams

2019

Florida Wildlife Federation Board Chair and recognized Guardian of the Everglades, conservationist and outdoorsman.

James M. Thomas

2017

Protector and restorer of Lake Apopka, native Florida plant and species advocate.

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

2016

National legislative leader defending Florida’s coasts from oil drilling and advocate for the Everglades.

David J. White, Esq.

2015

FWF Board Chair, environmental litigator promoted the sustainability of the Key deer, marine sanctuaries and a variety of conservation efforts.

Thomas W. Reese, Esq.

2014

Environmental land use attorney successfully defended natural lands and waters from unwise development.

M. C. Davis

2013

Renown environmental philanthropist and conservator of vast acreage in the Florida Panhandle; restorer of native habitats.

Juanita Greene

2012

Environmental writer and ardent advocate for the Everglades and South Florida’s fragile ecosystems.

Monica Reimer, Esq.

2012

Environmental attorney and litigator, advocate for Lake Okeechobee, Fisheating Creek and the cause of conservation across Florida.

David Guest, Esq.

2012

Environmental attorney and litigator on a wide range of environmental causes across the state.

Earthjustice

2012

National law firm dedicated to environmental protection and long-time legal partner of FWF on a myriad of conservation issues.

Governor Bob Graham

2012

National leader in environmental advocacy, land conservation and water protection.

Nathaniel P. Reed

2011

National and Florida leader in conservation, outdoorsman, environmental philanthropist and advocate for growth management.

David S. Anthony

2010

National and Florida leader in conservation and ecological sustainability.

Paul Campbell Parks

2010

Ecologist and Everglades expert, promoter of a sustainable South Florida and ‘Glades restoration.

Walter G. Brandon, Sr.

2009

Board Chairman, long-time FWF Board member, outdoorsman and conservation advocate for South Florida sportsmen.

Governor Charlie Crist

2008

State and national leader in conservation, water quality and quantity, and climate issues.

George Dalrymple

2005

Herpetologist and professor at FIU, worked to save native habitats and species in South Florida and other areas.

J. Stephen O’Hara, Jr.

2003

Florida Wildlife Federation Board Chair, NWF Board Member, outdoorsman and ardent conservationist.

Allan L. Egbert

2002

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director.

Louise Ireland Humphrey

2001

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commissioner and land conservationist.

Bob Butterworth, Attorney General

2000

Attorney General, State leader in environmental causes, water and land conservation.

Sarah Bailey

1999

Florida Wildlife Federation Board member and longtime advocate for natural land and waters in Northeast Florida.

Robert J. “Jack” Stanley

1998

Florida Wildlife Federation Board Chair, outdoorsman, conservationist and advocate for the restoration of the Ocklawaha River.

Marjorie Harris Carr

1997

Leader in saving the Ocklawaha River and expanding land conservation in North Central Florida.

Robert Stossel, Sr.

1996

Florida Wildlife Federation Board Member, Central Florida outdoorsman and advocate for public and private land conservation and public use.

B. F. “Biff” Lampton

1995

Outdoors writer and recreationist, Everglades advocate, leader in banning gill netting in Florida’s coastal waters.

William “Bill” Blake

1994

Florida Wildlife Federation Board Chair, Board member Marine Fisheries Commission and Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.

Colonel Robert M. Brantly

1993

Executive Director of Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, promoter of conservation law enforcement.

Ralph and Peggy Johnson

1992

Florida Wildlife Federation Board Chair, outdoors people, ardent supporters of the Federation in every aspect of the organization.

Arthur R. Marshall, Jr.

1991

Environmental scientist and activist, worked to save the Everglades ecosystem and Ocklawaha River.

Johnny and Mariana Jones

1990

Florida Wildlife Federation President, outdoor recreationists and successful lobbyists for conservation in Florida.