The Victor A. Schmidt Conservation Award

Past Recipients

1973Southern California Grotto
1974Virginia Region
1975Southern California Grotto
1976Escabrosa Grotto
1977Thomas M. Lera and the Oregon Grotto
1978Larry E. Matthews and the Richmond Area Speleological Society
1979Not Given
1980Florida State Cave Club
1981Richmond Area Speleological Society
1982Richmond Area Speleological Society
1983Richmond Area Speleological Society
1984Tidewater Grotto
1985Central New Jersey Grotto
1986Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy
1987Central Ohio Grotto
1988Richmond Area Speleological Society
1989Wittenburg University Speleological Society
1990San Francisco Bay Chapter
1991Cleveland Grotto
1992Central Indiana Grotto
1993The Southwestern Region

In 1994, the Board of Governors terminated the group Conservation Award and instituted the new Conservation Award for an individual.

1994Robert R. Stitt
1995David Jagnow
1996George W. Huppert
1997Bill Howard
1998John LaMar Cole
1999Jim Hathorn
2000Carol Zokaites
2001Jim Nieland
2002Kriste Lindberg
2003Larry King
2004Charlie Maus

In 2005, the name of the Conservation Award was changed to the Victor A. Schmidt Conservation Award.

2005Robert Burnett
2006John Vargo, Jr.
2007John Pearson
2008Orion Knox, Jr.
2009Val Hildreth-Werker
2010Jon D. Jasper
2011Keith Dunlap
2012Jim C. Werker
2013Hans Bodenhamer
2014Jon Beard
2015Harold (Rocky) Parsons
2016Doug Soroka
2017Ellie Falgout
2018Not awarded
2019Robert P. Addis
2020Maureen Handler