Our Mission

We connect generations to the wonders of Wisconsin's lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

Field Trips

We're busily planning the 2015 field trip season, so stay tuned for more info about all of the adventures to come. In the meantime, become a member of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin so you'll have the option to register early!

Cherish Wisconsin

The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund exists to ensure the future enjoyment of our state’s remarkable natural wonders. The Fund provides permanent support to care for our State Natural Areas, State Parks, State Wildlife Areas, and State Fisheries–the places that make Wisconsin special.

The Ghosts of Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area

By Lindsay Renick Mayer Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area is haunted by ghosts. That was my impression even before I first visited the 6,600-acre state property earlier this month. The afternoon before my trip, I had spoken to Stan Temple, professor emeritus of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he told me about the gruesome scene that played out at Quincy Bluff in 1871: “That year a major portion of all the passenger pigeons in the world nested in central Wisconsin,” he had explained. “Quincy Bluff is pretty much in the center of the 850-square mile
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Protecting Lands, Waters, & Wildlife

We Connect People to the Wonders of Wisconsin

Since 1986, our Foundation has worked provide sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and ecosystems, while helping citizens explore, care for, and protect our state’s natural resources.

With your help, we have provided more than $5.4 million to conservation efforts across Wisconsin.

We also created the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment, which currently includes 62 funds and $3.6 million in assets that permanently support specific lands, programs, and species.

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