Jens Jensen Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Induction

  • April 24, 2021
  • 11:00 AM
  • Virtual Event - Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame


April 24 at 11:00AM Central

Photo courtesy of William Tishler

“Unlike other landscape architects of the period, Jensen was not content to create works of art for society’s elite. Instead, Jensen was concerned with improving the American environment in general and thereby improving its people and culture.” – William H. Tishler

“Just as important as his land conservation work was his earnest and passionate promotion of native plants for gardens and landscapes.” – Michael J. Schneider

Danish-born Jens Jensen was a landscape architect and a tireless advocate for conservation of our natural heritage. Aesthetics, in his work, always came second to protecting nature. Through his vocation and avocation, his aim was to bring people and nature together. Upon his death, the New York Times called him “Dean of American Landscape Architecture.”

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Jens Jensen - Biography

April 24 Speakers:

11:00 a.m. - Jens Jensen: Landscape Architect & Conservationist

  • Speakers
  • William Tishler, Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Darrel Morrison, Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Environment and Design, University of Georgia & Senior Honorary Faculty Associate, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jens Jensen, Owner Jensen Ecology in Madison, WI & Great Great Grandson of Jens Jensen
  • Michael Schneider, Executive Director, The Clearing, Door County, WI
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