Illinois Conservation Foundation

Illinois Conservation Foundation names new executive director (again)

Without mentioning Eric Schenck, who had been executive director if the Illinois Conservation Foundation for a little over two years, DNR announced Crystal Curfman as the new executive director. ICF is an arm of the DNR, though the relationship has always been somewhat cloudy. The DNR director automatically serves as chairman of the ICF Board of Directors. Former DNR Director Wayne Rosenthal had appointed Schenck….

Four conservationists named to Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Four longtime conservationists are being named to the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame. The Illinois Conservation Foundation announced the 2017 hall of fame class on Friday: Bob Becker of Brighton is the founding member and an officer of Migratory Waterfowl Hunters Inc., which works to protect and restore waters, forests, fields and wildlife. David Nelson of Barrington…