Wade received the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award at the National Association of Conservation Districts' Annual Meeting. The award recognizes his life-long commitment to conservation work, outstanding leadership at state and local levels, and excellence in promoting and stewarding voluntary conservation.
Wade has served in several capacities for the both the Washington Association, and the National Association of Conservation Districts, and 42 years as a Board Supervisor at Foster Creek Conservation District. Wade helped introduce habitat conservation plans recognized by state and federal entities like Douglas County’s Mutliple Species General Conservation Plan, which helps protect the wildlife AND the producer. He is looked to as a ready conservation innovator, a liason to agencies with no fear of saying it how it is, and to so many a mentor.
Wade has devoted his life to conservation and we are proud to work with him to bring conservation innovation to Douglas County and the greater State of Washington.