Monthly Archives: June 2016

Project highlight: Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area

By Lisa Charron, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin   At almost 6,500 acres, Quincy Bluff and Wetlands is one of the largest and most diverse state natural areas. Its location on the bed of the extinct Glacial Lake Wisconsin gives it an interesting topography–a huge wetland with low sandy ridges and seepage ponds surrounded by 100-200 foot sandstone mesas and buttes. Its namesake, Quincy Bluff, dominates at 200 feet high and two miles long. Numerous...

Painting and positivity for our next 30 years

By Rachel Hollingworth, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin   Bruce Braun is a longtime member of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and has been a part of our board for over ten years. A photographer at heart, he began to also paint in the early 2000s. Our 30th anniversary silent auction will feature one of Bruce’s paintings, pictured below. Read on to learn about Bruce, his time with the Natural Resources Foundation and how he...

Investing in nature, and enjoying the returns

By Dave Adam, NRF board member   To the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin family, The seeds of conservation and preservation were planted in me during my formative years while camping with my family in Columbia County just north of Madison. But it took a solo cross country bike ride for me to elevate my game and pursue land stewardship with a passion. It was the fall of 2014 and I was mentally and physically...