Year Inducted: 2021
San Angelo, TX
TEXAS FAMILY HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
After a 26-year career in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, Carl and his wife, Pat, returned to the family ranch to establish a registered Hereford cattle herd and continue conservation practices and improvements. The family's motto of "pursuit of excellence" drives every decision, and the Schlinkes have put sustainability at the forefront of their ranch priorities.
"Even as a kid I watched water resources change," said Carl Schlinke.