Stanley W. Welsh
Inducted October 19, 1994
Professional forester, administrator and leader in Wisconsin forestry, S. W. Welsh dedicated 41 years of distinguished service to forestry in Wisconsin. He began his career as a forester for the Wisconsin Conservation Department in 1936 at Gordon, Wisconsin. He later served as Chief State Forester and Division Administrator. Stan Welsh was instrumental in providing early professional forestry assistance to Wisconsin’s county forests which today contain the largest block of professionally managed public forest land in Wisconsin. His early leadership to the Private Forestry Assistance program provided the foundation for Wisconsin’s nationally recognized Cooperative Forest Management program today.