Public Lands Matter

We are all public land owners. With your help the Foundation works to ensure the future of Wisconsin's public lands.

A Bridge for Giving

We believe that nature has inherent value and that people have the ability to make a difference. Let's work to make a difference for Wisconsin.

Conserving Wisconsin

The Natural Resources Foundation supports conservation projects, environmental education, and other nonprofits through our grants.

News from the WisConservation Blog

Wild Madeline

By: Bijit Khadka and Erik R. Olson, Northland College We saw the sun rise over Lake Superior as we passed Washburn, Wisconsin on our way to the Madeline Island Ferry.... Read More →

Our Mission

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin provides sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and public lands, while connecting generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement and giving.

With your help, we have provided more than $6.24 million to conservation efforts across Wisconsin, while more than 45,000 people have explored Wisconsin's natural wonders through our Field Trip program. We also created the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment, which includes more than 80 endowment funds with more than $7 million in assets that permanently support specific lands, conservation programs, and wildlife species in Wisconsin.