VICTOR A. SCHMIDT
CONSERVATION AWARD RECIPIENTS

1973 Southern California Grotto
1974 Virginia Region
1975 Southern California Grotto
1976 Escabrosa Grotto
1977 Thomas M. Lera and the Oregon Grotto
1978 Larry E. Matthews and the Richmond Area Speleological Society
1979 Not Given
1980 Florida State Cave Club
1981 Richmond Area Speleological Society
1982 Richmond Area Speleological Society
1983 Richmond Area Speleological Society
1984 Tidewater Grotto
1985 Central New Jersey Grotto
1986 Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy
1987 Central Ohio Grotto
1988 Richmond Area Speleological Society
1989 Wittenburg University Speleological Society
1990 San Francisco Bay Chapter
1991 Cleveland Grotto
1992 Central Indiana Grotto
1993 The Southwestern Region
 

In 1994, the Board of Governors terminated the group Conservation Award and instituted the new Conservation Award for an individual.

 
1994 Robert R. Stitt
1995 David Jagnow
1996 George W. Huppert
1997 Bill Howard
1998 John LaMar Cole
1999 Jim Hathorn
2000 Carol Zokaites
2001 Jim Nieland
2002 Kriste Lindberg
2003 Larry King
2004 Charlie Maus
 

In 2005, the name of the Conservation Award was changed to the Victor A. Schmidt Conservation Award.

 
2005 Robert Burnett
2006 John Vargo, Jr.
2007 John Pearson
2008 Orion Knox, Jr.
2009 Val Hildreth-Werker
2010 Jon D. Jasper
2011 Keith Dunlap
2012 Jim C. Werker
2013 Hans Bodenhamer
2014 Jon Beard
2015 Harold (Rocky) Parsons
2016 Doug Soroka