Samoset Council Conservation

Our Conservation Committee (along with Properties and Camping Committeess) 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 decicated volunteers, staff, and with the help of the Tesomas Conservation Association we have engaged and involoved 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 manageemnt to guide policy making and operational decisions regarding the management of the Council's natural and cultral resources, promotion of conservatioon related training, and  advancement of conservation programs on our properties.



CLSR Earth Day – April 22, 2023


Webelos and Boy Scouts can spend a day (weekend) at camp and earn their Forestry badges.  The Samoset Conservation Committee will be leading the group to get them through the requirements,  Boy Scouts will begin at 10 AM and Webelos will begin at 11 AM and all will be done by 4 PM.  Cost is $15 per Scout, payable at the door.  Sack Lunches provided

For more information contact Elvis Bauman, Facilites Director at

To register CLICK HERE  ** Registration Deadline is APRIL 7th. 2023**  Absolelutely no late registrations or walk-ins.  Singup soon before spots fill up.


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 prgress and look for units and individuals assistance.  Starting in May 2022 our Conservation Committee will regonize each unit and individual with a special Samoset Conservation Preservation Patch.  This can be earned as a unit or by an indivdual.



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


 Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America
 3511 Camp Phillips Rd, Weston WI 54476
 715-355-1450 (phone) | 715-355-9849 (fax)

Samoset Vision: Every youth prepared for tomorrow's challenges.