Recognition for Mike Houck

  • Waterfront Center, Pete Seeger Clearwater Award, 2016
  • Portland State University, Urban Pioneer Award, Summer, 2011
  • National Garden Club of America, Frances K. Hutchinson Medal, 2010
  • Metro, “Godfather of Greenspaces”, April 23, 2008
  • National American Society of Landscape Architects, “Honorary ASLA” Member, April, 2007
  • Loeb Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, 2003-2004.
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Conservation Medal, 2003
  • Portland Audubon Society LIfetime Achievement Award, 2002
  • Heidelberg Award for Environmental Excellence, Heidelberg, Germany, 2002
  • Coalition for a Livable Future, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002
  • Oregon Chapter, American Soiciety of Landscape Architects, for contributions to Oregon Land Use Planning Program, 2002
  • Designated as a “Giraffe” by The Giraffe Project, a project that recognizes individuals who are willing to “stick their neck out” for their ideas, 1995.
  • National Wetlands Conservation Award, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D. C., 1994
  • Oregon Community Foundation’s George Russill Community Service Award, 1991
  • Oregon Peace Institute award for work on conservation of urban natural resources and formation of conservation coalitions, 1991
  • Chevron Corporation national conservation award for the Metropolitan Wildlife Refuge System project. One of ten volunteer conservation awards given annually by Chevron, May 199O
  • Recipient of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission award for work on Urban Wildlife Habitat issues, July 199O