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Calvin DeWitt

Expert on land stewardship, purchased development rights, local government environmental policy, wetland ecology, environmental stewardship, faith-based stewardship

Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-222-1139 Home page


  • Land stewardship: Help local governments develop an environmental community ethic and related land-stewardship policies and programs
  • Faith-based environmental stewardship: Help congregations and denominations build environmental stewardship into their work and service
  • Wetlands ecology and stewardship: Help organizations and communities on the values, preservation, conservation, and restoration of wetland ecosystems and related plant and animal life
  • Institutions for sustainability: Help organizations to develop and build institutions for ecological sustainability
  • Wetland systems in relation to groundwater resources: Help local governments and communities maintain groundwater flows to springs and wetlands


  • National Wildlife Federation "Connie Award" for exceptional service to conservation
  • Friends of the United Nations Special Achievement Award for building an environmental institution
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, 1995
  • Forest Steward Award, National Coalition on Creation Care, Washington, D.C., 2009