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Kenneth Douglas Morrison, American writer, columnist. Recipient Governor Florida Wildlife Conservation award, 1960, Gulf Oil Conservation award, 1982, Feinstone Environmental award State University of New York, 1987, Carleton College Distinguished Achievement award, 1990, Grassroots Leadership award Florida Nature Conservancy, 1996.


Morrison, Kenneth Douglas was born on April 1, 1918 in Minneapolis. Son of Kenneth Mortimore and Florence Myrtle (Sutton) Morrison.


Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College, 1940;graduate study, U. Miami, 1940-1941;graduate study, University of Minnesota, 1941.


Free lance writer, Minneapolis, 1941;editor publications, Minnesota Department Conservation, 1942-1947;Minnesota representative to, National Audubon Society, 1947-1949;director pub relations, editor Audubon magazine, National Audubon Society, 1949-1956;vice president, National Audubon Society, 1955-1956;director Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower, American Foundation, 1956-1980;director environmental concerns, American Foundation, 1980-1982;fellow, American Foundation, 1982-1983;syndicated nature-conservation newspaper columnist, 4 papers, since 1985. Audubon tour lecturer, 1958-1963. Interviewer naturalists Wildlife Unlimited, television station WOR-television, New York City, 1951-1952.

Member Minnesota Bird Commission, 1951-1954. Trustee emeritus Florida Nature Conservancy. Trustee Florida Conservation Foundation.

Vice president, trustee Conservation 70's. Member Governor Florida Natural Resources Committee, State Parks Advisory Council, 1971-1979.


The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.


The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Board directors Defenders Wildlife. Member Wilson Ornithological Society, Wilderness Society, Greenpeace, Native Plant Society, Florida Audubon Society (president, Award of Merit 1964, Cruickshank Conservation award 1993), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association (board sponsors), Nature Conservancy (lifetime Conservation award, 2006, Sierra Club, Friends of Earth, Green Horizon Land Trust (board directors 1999-2007), Pi Delta Epsilon.


Married Helen Curtis, February 25, 1943. Children: Kenneth D., Sally, Steven C., Mary.

Kenneth Mortimore Morrison

Florence Myrtle (Sutton) Morrison

Helen Curtis

Kenneth D. Morrison

Sally Morrison

Steven C. Morrison

Mary Morrison