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Environmental historian William Cronon awarded Wilderness Society’s highest honor

by Meghan Lepisto, UW-Madison Communications

William Cronon

William Cronon lectures on the history of wilderness at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, the day before he was honored by the Wilderness Society for his contributions to conservation.

Environmental historian and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor William Cronon has been presented with The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award — the organization’s highest civilian honor — for his contributions to the protection of America’s wild places.

The award, named for wilderness visionary Robert Marshall, is given to a private citizen who has made outstanding, long-term contributions to conservation and fostering an American land ethic. As the 29th award recipient, Cronon joins an elite group of conservation leaders and influential thinkers that includes Sigurd Olson, Margaret Murie, Wallace Stegner, David Brower, Terry Tempest Williams, and Charlie and Nina Leopold Bradley. (more…)

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