John Allen Beale
Inducted October 12, 1989
Professional forester, administrator and leader in Wisconsin and national forestry, John Beale is recognized with distinction. Beginning his career as a forester for state of Wisconsin Conservation Department, he later served as Chief State Forester and is credited for the development of new and innovative public forest policies. His programs emphasizes expanded fire and pest protection of state and national forests and more intensive management and utilization of public and private forest resources. He served as the president of the National Society of American Foresters, the first Wisconsin forester to be so honored. His leadership has been instrumental in the advancement of Wisconsin forestry.