Purpose of Award
The Henry C. Greene award recognizes an individual who has either created a widely-adopted approach or demonstrated an innovation that has proven useful in ecological restoration. The successful candidate will have designed creative or innovative approaches that restore species and terrestrial or aquatic systems.
Some examples of innovations in the field of ecological restoration include John Curtis’s introduction of large-scale fire experiments for prairie restoration, the use of lime to change the pH of acidified lakes, Virginia Kline’s fire regime experiments in the control of invasive biennial plants, and the use of computer technology to enable people to envision the future of a restored site. An innovation worthy of this award will have withstood the test of time and been utilized by others.
The award is a cash prize of $2,000 along with an engraved plaque. Both items will be presented to the winner at the Leopold Restoration Awards dinner on October 8, 2015 held at the Arboretum Visitor Center in Madison. The recipient must be present to receive the award.
Henry C. Greene (1905-1967) was a University of Wisconsin-Madison plant taxonomist and mycologist from the 1930’s through the 60’s. He almost single-handedly restored what is now known as Greene Prairie, a 50-acre portion of the UW-Madison Arboretum’s Grady Tract. Greene planned the project and personally planted most of the plants in this area between 1945 and 1950. His work typifies the dedication and hard work needed to restore plant communities.
Nominations due April 3, 2015
For more information and to view past Awards recipients, click here.
The nomination form may be submitted in any of the 3 ways below. Make sure your submission is complete. Paper submissions are still required to follow character limits. You will be notified when your nomination has been received.
Complete the on-line form and hit "Submit" at the end. We recommend that you work on your nomination in a word processing program until is it complete, then paste it into the form.
By post (print all pages and mail):
Friends of the Arboretum
Leopold Award Nominations
1207 Seminole Highway
Madison WI 53711
Postmarked by April 3, 2015
By email as attachment to: