I Heart Wisconsin t-shirt

Support our state and Ruth's epic I Heart Wisconsin: River Trip with a t-shirt based on the symbol that flew on the back of her kayak!

I Heart Wisconsin: River Trip Story Map

Foundation Executive Director Ruth Oppedahl went out on a Wisconsin adventure of a lifetime: paddling the Wisconsin River from source to mouth over 18 days. Follow her progress and learn about the places she visited on our story map!

Celebrating 25 years

This year marks the 25th anniversary of our C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program. Read about some of the great results from the projects that have received support from this statewide program.

Wrapping up the Foundation field trip season on the Mississippi River

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Foundation drew its 2015 field trip season to a close with the ever-popular “Boat Cruise the Mississippi in Autumn Migration” trip. The Mississippi Explorer, captained by Captain Annie, took to the famous Pool 9 in the Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge for both a morning and an afternoon session in search of migrating waterfowl and bald eagles. As the Foundation’s field trip assistant coordinator, I was able to attend these trips with other Foundation employees: Christine Seeley, Cait Williamson and field trip program coordinator Christine Tanzer. We were joined later by two additional Foundation employees: Barb
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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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