The Fish and Game League of Douglas County was selected as the "Local Organization of the Year" by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress.

“Conservation organizations do not need to be statewide to make their presence felt,” according to the congress’s Facebook page. “Fish and Game League of Douglas County fits that category and was recognized as the Local Organization of the Year for all the great work they are doing.”

The organization was recognized and presented with the award May 10 during the annual Conservation Congress convention in Appleton, Wisconsin.

“We thank you and your membership for your continued dedication to Wisconsin’s natural resources and the mission of the Department of Natural Resources,” Wisconsin Conservation Congress Chairman Larry Bonde wrote in a letter to Douglas County Fish and Game League president Erick Flood announcing the award. “The projects that your organization has undertaken are impressive, as are the opportunities you provide.”

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress was established by state law and is recognized as the only natural resources advisory body in the state where citizens elect delegates to represent their interests on local and statewide natural resources issues to the Natural Resources Board and Department of Natural Resources.