Our Mission

We connect generations to the wonders of Wisconsin's lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

Field Trips

We're busily planning the 2015 field trip season, so stay tuned for more info about all of the adventures to come. In the meantime, become a member of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin so you'll have the option to register early!

Cherish Wisconsin

The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund exists to ensure the future enjoyment of our state’s remarkable natural wonders. The Fund provides permanent support to care for our State Natural Areas, State Parks, State Wildlife Areas, and State Fisheries–the places that make Wisconsin special.

Building an environmental ethic: A Q&A with new board member Michael Williamson

By Lindsay Renick Mayer The Foundation is thrilled to have Michael Williamson, executive director of the Wisconsin Investment Board, join our board this month. Williamson has served as deputy secretary for the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the director of the North Carolina Retirement System and deputy director of the District of Columbia Retirement Board. We recently sat down with the former University of Wisconsin-Madison administrator to talk to him about what he cherishes most about Wisconsin’s wildlife and public lands, and what he hopes to accomplish in his role on the board. Q: How did you develop your
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Protecting Lands, Waters, & Wildlife

We Connect People to the Wonders of Wisconsin

Since 1986, our Foundation has worked provide sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and ecosystems, while helping citizens explore, care for, and protect our state’s natural resources.

With your help, we have provided more than $5.4 million to conservation efforts across Wisconsin.

We also created the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment, which currently includes 62 funds and $3.6 million in assets that permanently support specific lands, programs, and species.

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