Monthly Archives: January 2017

Rattlesnake Appreciation Day?

January 28th is Rattlesnake Appreciation Day. It might seem crazy to devote an entire day to appreciating a creature like a rattlesnake, but hear us out. Rattlesnakes, like Wisconsin’s native eastern massasauga (Endangered in Wisconsin and recently added as a federally Threatened species) and timber rattlesnakes, usually get a bad rap in society, and are often portrayed as creepy, deadly pests. This humble holiday reminds us that even slithering snakes play a critical role in...

Marty Henert steps up as Foundation’s next Board Chair

Martin (Marty) Henert has been with NRF since the very beginning and played a fundamental role in getting the Foundation connected to funding in its first years. He even took over as Executive Director of the Foundation when Ron Semmann, the first Executive Director, was called upon to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources....