Two pioneering conservationists honored

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two pioneering conservationists were honored Wednesday by the Alaska Conservation Foundation.

Celia Hunter and Ginny Wolf were inducted into the group's Alaska Conservation Hall of Fame at a luncheon in Anchorage.

The two have worked for more than 50 years on conservation issues in Alaska. The founded Camp Denali, a wilderness lodge and camp at Kantishna in Denali National Park and Preserve. The camp combines tourism and ecology.

They also helped found the Alaska Conservation Society with a small group of Fairbanks conservationists in 1960.

Wood has operated a backcountry guiding business in the Brooks range and has worked with the Northern Alaska Environmental Center.

Hunter was instrumental in the formation of the Alaska Conservation Foundation in 1980 and served as its first board chair.

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