The Murray Doell Award is presented to the youth that is recognized by his/her peers for best exemplifying a solid conservation ethic, outstanding leadership and outdoor interests during the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Outdoor Conservation Camp.
Eligibility: Youth who attend the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Outdoor Conservation Camp are eligible in the year they attend. One camper from the girls camp and one camper from the boys camp are chosen annually.
Conservation Officer Murray Doell: 1958 – 1990
Conservation Officer Murray Doell was born Feb. 15, 1958 and on active duty fighting a wildfire near Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan was killed in a helicopter accident on August 17, 1990.
Officer Doell worked with Saskatchewan Parks and Renewable Resources as a Conservation Officer since 1983. He was stationed in Pierceland, SK at the time of this death.
Officer Doell was an extremely dedicated officer who cared deeply about protecting the natural resources of the province. Officer Doell played a unique role as he was one of the two original undercover operators working with the Provincial Enforcement Branch in the special investigations unit. Over a three year period, he spent considerable time on several long-term undercover investigations. His abilities as an operator resulted in the cracking of a large wildlife trafficking ring in the Loon Lake area and subsequently the largest Wildlife Act fines in the province’s history at the time.
Officer Doell also worked for over a year as an instructor in Renewable Resources at the Northern Institute of Technology in Prince Albert, to train new conservation officers in the province. He was able to instill in many of these candidates his love of and respect for the natural resources of this province and the requirements to protect them.