Monthly Archives: April 2018

Kirtland’s warbler recovery, ongoing efforts

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to remove the Kirtland’s warbler from the federal endangered species list. Most of us in the conservation community greet news of a species being removed from the endangered species list with mixed emotions. We celebrate the work that has been done to help a species rebound and start on the road to recovery. But we worry that de-listing may threaten their prospects going forward by reducing the...

Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory Fund

If you’ve read any books about financial management, you know that while cash reserves and savings accounts are important, the key to sustainability and financial freedom is having assets that provide passive income. Why? Because passive income buys you time – your most valuable asset. Time you can invest in whatever matters to you most – your family, your hobbies, your business. For mission-based organizations, time equals impact. Less time spent fundraising means more time...

Conservation Hall of Fame Inductees

At the Natural Resources Foundation we look forward to the announcement of the inductees for the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame every year. In 2018 we were so proud to see a few familiar faces getting some much-deserved recognition for their work in Wisconsin. Roy and Charlotte Lukes, George Meyer, and Arlie Schorger join the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame in 2018. While Arlie Schorger made his impact long before the Foundation came into being,...

The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

One of the newest additions to the Endangered Species Act is found right here in Wisconsin: the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) was added to the Endangered Species List on March 21, 2017, making it the first bee in history to be designated as an endangered species.   Rusty Patched Bumble Bee in Wisconsin The rusty patched bumble bee is one of 50 bumble bees found in North America. Bumble bees are important pollinators,...