— Capt. Scott Rucker and his golf course team of explorers have been inducted to the Hall of Honor.
Rucker, a senior associate professor of conservation and recreation sciences, was the first to identify and photograph the Westridge golf courses that were part of the famed Discovery Channel series “Westridge.”
The Discovery Channel, a CBS Corporation Company, and Discovery Communications, Inc. will jointly create the Hall.
The Hall honors those who have contributed to the conservation and management of wild lands through the advancement of science, engineering, and technology, the ceremony was held Friday, Oct. 28, at the West Riverside Civic Center in Westwood, Calif., and will be televised live on CBSN.
Ruck said, “I’ve been privileged to have a privileged life, and I will always have a special place in my heart for the West Coast of California, and its beautiful scenery.
I love the people and the wildlife that I have met along the way.”
He was also recognized for his dedication to his career as an explorer and his work on the West Ridge Golf Course and other sites.
“He is truly an inspiration to me as an educator and a conservationist, and the rest of the world,” Rucker said.
“This is a wonderful honor for me and the whole West Coast conservation community.”
The West Ridge golf course is one of the most popular golf courses in the world.
Rucker has been a conservation biologist for the past 25 years, and he’s the father of three children.
He’s also the co-author of “West Ridge: How the Wild West Changed the World,” a book on the history of the West, the first book written about the Discovery Channel show.
He also has written about conservation issues in the media and has written two books, “Wild West Hunters,” a memoir about his adventures on the west coast, and “Wilderness” a book about his travels in the remote West.
In 2014, Rucker became the first person in the history to receive the award for conservation, and is now one of only eight people in the U.S. who have received the award.
The award is named in his honor.
Ruckle and his team of conservationists have been in the West for more than 50 years, having discovered more than 2,000 golf courses over that time.
His team has been documenting wildlife and other wild areas on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and also documenting the communities of wildlife in the region.
He has been awarded more than $10 million in federal grants to preserve, conserve, and enhance the wildlife habitat on the East Coast and in California, the Pacific Northwest, and throughout the world, and has led many conservation campaigns.