Wisconsin Tribal Conservation
Stewardship for the Future
A report on
Tribal lands in
The Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC), received the USDA Secretary’s
Honor Award in 2010. The 11-member tribal organization was recognized for exemplary
service and achievement during the 62nd annual Honor Awards ceremony in Washington,
DC, in August, 2010.
Council President Jonathan Pyatskowit, of the Menominee Nation, accepted the award from
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, on the council’s behalf.
The Secretary’s Annual Honor Awards are USDA’s most prestigious awards. The Honor
Awards recognize USDA employees at all grade levels and private citizens who have made
outstanding contributions supporting USDA’s mission.
Left to Right: Secretary Tom Vilsack, Pat Pelky - Oneida Nation, Jonathan Pyatskowit - President
WTCAC, Tom Krapf - NRCS Wisconsin, Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan
Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council
receives USDA 2010 Honor Award