Why Give to NRF?

We believe that nature has inherent value and that people have the ability to make a difference. We are the bridge connecting people who want to help with meaningful opportunities to make a lasting impact on Wisconsin’s lands, waters, wildlife, and future stewards.

Experience Nature

This year we are celebrating 25 years of Field Trips! Join us as we explore our natural world here in Wisconsin and around the globe.

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Become a Member

NRF members are people who share a passion for our lands, waters, and wildlife. Join our community of more than 4,000 members.

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Find a Grant

We support on-the-ground conservation, environmental education, and capacity building for other conservation groups.

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Join thousands of people who receive monthly updates on Wisconsin’s lands and waters.

How do we make a difference?

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.

Your support goes to on-the-ground conservation projects, environmental education, and ensuring that NRF and our many partners in conservation will be here, caring for the land you love, for generations to come.

Dollars for conservation

Field Trip experiences

Partners supported

Stories of impact

Conservation in a Can

The Giving Brewery is a partnership between Octopi Brewing and 105.5 Triple M. Together they create and market exceptional craft brews that support different nonprofit organizations like the Natural Resources Foundation.

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Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training: An inside look

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program was launched in 2013 and since then an incredible 663 volunteers have already been trained, contributing more than 55,000 hours of service in their communities. Our own Caitlin Williamson recently added her name to this list and shares her story.

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Nature and Mental Health

Spending time in nature has a physiological effect on the body, reducing blood pressure and the hormone cortisol, which is associated with stress. Thus, our time in nature serves to lessen stress and refresh our brains, improving focus, creativity and problem-solving.

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“Whatever part of Wisconsin you love most, the Foundation is there to protect it.”

John Kaiser, NRF Member