Field trip registration link

We still have openings on a few field trips! Your registration passcode is on your field trip guidebook or in your membership confirmation e-mail.

Now accepting grant applications

Apply today to either of our matching small grants programs, the C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program and the Teachers' Outdoors Environmental Education Grant Program. Applications due Sept. 1.

Adventures in conservation

The Foundation's WisConservation blog is a collection of stories from Foundation staff and guest bloggers who are capturing our state's compelling conservation tales in photos and prose.

A Ponderosa of her own

By Lisa Gaumnitz, NRF volunteer and local freelancer Erin Crain’s parents planted the seed for her career in natural resources and her passion for restoring her own property on a city lot in Milwaukee in the 1970s. There, her father, an engineer at Delco and her mother, a stay-at-home mom, put into practice the principals of organic and native gardening, long-before such concepts became mainstream.  With sometimes grudging, sometimes  enthusiastic, help from their five kids, her parents dug up much of the lawn and replaced it with native plants and trees. “My dad would come home from work, change his
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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 68 funds and $4.12 million in assets that permanently support specific lands, programs, and species.

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