Samoset Council Conservation

Our Conservation Committee (along with Properties and Camping Committees) are dedicated to managing, maintaining, and planning for the sustainable use of Samoset Council's properties for recreational use and to preserve our natural resources through proactive stewardship, volunteer engagement, education, hard work, and the ideals of the BSA.  We have a group of dedicated volunteers, staff, and with the help of the Tesomas Conservation Association we have engaged and involved many different agencies to develop a working plan for our properties.  

Mission Statement

 The Council Conservation Committee provides the Council with technical assistance and expertise regarding matters of ecology, conservation, and resources management to guide policy making and operational decisions regarding the management of the Council's natural and cultural resources, promotion of conservation related training, and  advancement of conservation programs on our properties.



CLSR Conservation Workday– April 29, 2023

**Registration will be open soon**

Need conservation service hours? or just want to come up to camp for a relaxing day of self guided service?  Well then signup as a family or a unit, and stay the weekend or come for the day, and  help do some conservation projects.  Here's a sampling of projects we are lining up right now:

  • Spring greenhouse planting
  • fish cribbing bundles
  • planting native seeds
  • soil erosion control
  • new recycling program setup

There is "NO COST" for this activity and camping and leadership is up to the unit while at camp.  But we will have a trading post open and some scouts can even come for our Spring Merit Badge day also offered.  

For more information contact Elvis Bauman, Facilities Director at

To register CLICK HERE  ** Registration Deadline is APRIL 22nd. 2023**  


Our Properties

A brief Description of each property here

Council Conservation Documents

Conservation Awards and Regognitions


Summer Camp Conservation Program

During each summer we have conservation projects and property improvements in progress and look for units and individuals assistance.  Starting in May 2022 our Conservation Committee will recognize each unit and individual with a special Samoset Conservation Preservation Patch.  This can be earned as a unit or by an individual.





This plan was developed with the technical assistance of numerous professional, governmental, and educational institutions and their staff including:

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Brenda Lackey, Professor, Environmental Interpretation
Megan Espe, Schmeeckle Reserve, Outreach Coordinator
Joshua Raabe, Professor, Fisheries
Brandon Braun, Ph.d Candidate, Fisheries

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Adena Rissman, Associate Professor, Conservation Planning/Ecosystem
Timothy Van Deelen, Professor, Wildlife Ecology

United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Michael Steinbrink, District Conservationist

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Aaron Marti, Water Resource Management Specialist *(Samoset Alumni)
Jacob Schroeder, Senior Forester *(Samoset Alumni)

Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership
Rosie Page, Coordinator

Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department
Stephanie Boismenue, Coordinator
Michelle Sadauskas, County Conservationist

Forester and Timber Management
Terry Strong, Forester
Ted Frank, Land Manager/Logger

Samoset Council Conservation Committee
Elvis Bauman, Staff Advisor
Matthew Hansen, Chairperson
Ryan Michalesko, Tesomas Conservation Foundation Representative
Aaron Marti, DNR & staff alumni


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 3511 Camp Phillips Rd, Weston WI 54476
 715-355-1450 (phone) | 715-355-9849 (fax)

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