"Heminway has served on many board and advisory councils, including the African Wildlife Foundation (Board Chairman for nine years), Trout Unlimited, American Prairie Reserve, White Oak Conservation Center, Wildlife Conservation Global, Tusk and Elephant Family. In 2013, Dr. Richard Leakey appointed Heminway international Chairman of WildlifeDirect, in Kenya. He served in this position until late in 2017.
"During the Fall 2015 and 2016 Semester, Heminway was adjunct professor in Montana State University’s Film Department where he taught a course on story telling. In December 2016, Montana State University awarded John Heminway an honorary doctorate of Arts. In 2017 the American Computer and Robotics Museum awarded him the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award for distinguished nature filmography."