Monthly Archives: January 2017

Protecting Snakes in Wisconsin

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. But these animals play a critical role in maintaining Wisconsin’s diverse ecosystems. The Human-Snake Dilemma In Wisconsin’s early history, expansion of settlements called for the draining of much of the marshy wetlands in which the eastern massasauga thrived, leaving this...

Marty Henert steps up as Foundation’s next Board Chair

In January of 2017, Martin (Marty) Henert was voted on as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Marty has been with NRF since it formed in 1986 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...