Monthly Archives: January 2016

Telling Wisconsin’s stories: A Q&A with Tim Eisele

The Foundation is thrilled to have Tim Eisele, freelance outdoor writer and photographer, join our board this month. His stories have appeared in the Wisconsin Outdoor News, Capital Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin State Journal. He edited Woodland Management magazine for 12 years. A third-generation Madisonian, Eisele previously worked in information and education for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. We recently sat down with Eisele to talk to him about what he cherishes...

Inspiring the next generations: A Q&A with Tom Dott

The Foundation is thrilled to have Tom Dott, vice president of commercial banking at First Business Bank, join our board this month. Dott has more than 20 years of commercial banking experience. He served on the Board of Directors of the Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society and serves in several leadership roles for the United Way of Dane County. We recently sat down with Dott to talk to him about what he cherishes most about...

Keeping leaves (and nutrients!) out of our streets and lakes

By Theresa Vander Woude, Clean Lakes Alliance   By the time leaves have started to fall in Dane County, most of us have tucked away swimsuits and beach towels for the year. The lakes are too cold to swim in and too liquid for winter sports. This fall, Clean Lakes Alliance and the Village of DeForest partnered to tackle one of our lakes’ biggest headaches: nutrient pollution from fall leaves. In particular, we wanted to answer...

Bald eagle news and events

The recovery of bald eagles is one of our nation’s greatest conservation success stories, and here in Wisconsin we played a key role in the species’ comeback. Here we’ve compiled upcoming opportunities to celebrate, learn about and even see our national bird! Live online chat on eagles (January 12) DNR conservation biologists will give the latest eagle population numbers, viewing tips, and answer questions about these majestic raptors during their online chat at noon Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016....

Quilting for conservation

By Diane Humphrey Lueck, chairwoman of the Foundation’s board of directors As a fundraiser for the Foundation’s 30th anniversary this year, the chairwoman of our board of directors, Diane Humphrey Lueck, is creating a quilt to be auctioned off or raffled. Here she talks about her quilting style, fabric choices and the quilt’s symbolism. For the donation quilt, I chose to use batik fabric for the most part. Batiks are made with wax designs that...

Winners of the 2015 Field Trip Photo Contest

Thanks to all of our field trip participants who submitted their beautiful images to our third annual field trip photo contest! The submissions capture some of the best moments of the field trip season and show off Wisconsin’s diverse wildlife and wild lands. The winners and runners-up below submitted photos that were particularly captivating, either in their approach to framing the photo’s subject or in helping tell a story about the unique experiences our field trips...