Fell, George B. (1916-1994) | University of Illinois Archives
September 27, 1916- George Fell born in Elgin, Illinois to Olive Elizabeth and Egbert W. Fell.
1938- Received B.S. in botany from University of Illinois.
1940- Received M.S. in wildlife management from University of Michigan.
1940-41- Taught science at West High School, Rockford, Illinois.
1941-45- Assigned to Civilian Public Service.
1946-48- Worked as lab technician, Rockford Public Health Department.
1948- Marries Barbara Garst. 1948-49- Soil conservationist, U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Pekin, Illinois.
1949- Elected vice president of Ecologists Union.
1950- Sets up office in Washington. Ecologists Union changes name to The Nature Conservancy.
1951- The Nature Conservancy formally incorporated.
1951-53- Secretary, The Nature Conservancy.
1953-58- Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy.
1958- Returns to Rockford, Illinois, establishes Natural Land Institute.
1959- Treasurer, Prairie Chicken Foundation.
1960-62- Secretary, Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
1961-69- Chairman, Citizens Committee for Nature Preservation.
1961-63- Co-authors and helps obtain passage of Illinois Conservation District Act and of the bill forming Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.
1964-69- Secretary, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.
1969-82- Executive Secretary, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.
1975-78- Natural Land Institute undertakes inventory of natural areas of Illinois.
1977-78- Natural Land Institute compiles IllinoisÃ¢?? first endangered species list.
1978-90- Secretary and Executive Financial Officer, Natural Areas Association.