- Outstanding DNR Land Manager
- Outstanding Friends Group
- Outstanding Individual Friends Member
The HERO awards are given out to recognize individuals and Friends groups who have been instrumental in contributing time and energy at a state park, forest, or trail. The DNR Land manager award recognizes an outstanding park, forest or trail manager who has done a great job with the DNR property that they manage.
- Outstanding DNR Land Manager: Terry Jensen - Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit
- Outstanding Friends Group: Friends of Mirror Lake State Park
- Outstanding Individual Friends Member - Bill Zager - Friends of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail