Wakelin ‘Ranger Mac’ McNeel
Inducted November 3, 1995
Wakelin McNeel directed the state of Wisconsin 4-H forestry and conservation activities for more than 40 years. He supervised the distribution of over one million trees in the state and helped build Upham Woods into a nationally acclaimed 4-H camp. His Junior Forest Ranger Program earned him the name of “Ranger Mac” and his radio show, “A Field with Ranger Mac” featured on Wisconsin Public Radio, merited him the George Foster Peabody award for the best educational program in the nation. He is credited with awakening thousands of youngsters, students and citizens to the glories and rewards of living on harmony with nature.