Save the Date!

This year is the Foundation's 30th anniversary and we're looking forward to celebrating with YOU! We're organizing regional events throughout the summer and a big "party in the prairie" in August.

Go on a field trip!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR FIELD TRIPS! Review our FAQ & Reg. tips for a smoother online registration. You can also view the guidebook online here. We look forward to seeing you out in the field!

Apply for a grant

We are now accepting small grant applications for our two matching grants programs: the C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program and the Teachers’ Outdoor Environmental Education Grant Program.

News from the WisConservation Blog

Aldo Leopold Nature Center: A true Wisconsin landscape to host our 30th bash

By Rachel Hollingworth, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin When we began to spearhead our big 30th anniversary event, we knew that location was key. Finding a place that had an... Read More →

Our Mission

Since 1986, our Foundation has provided sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and public lands, while helping citizens connect with our state's unique natural places.

With your help, we have provided more than $6.45 million to conservation efforts across Wisconsin.

We also created the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment, which currently includes more than 70 funds and more than $5 million in assets that permanently support specific lands, programs, and species.