News about the Natural Resources Foundation

In the links below, we’re excited to share articles, interviews, and news about the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.

If you are a member of the media, please reach out to our communications director (contact information below). 

Press Releases

Hunters buying their licenses can make a small donation to boost wildlife habitat work

[November 6, 2018] Hunters buying their gun-deer licenses in coming weeks have the opportunity to make a small donation to help improve wildlife habitat on state lands. Before check out on the Go Wild licensing system, on-screen prompts ask license buyers if they want to make a small donation to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoor Fund. [VIEW FULL RELEASE]

Nearly a third of 2018 CD Besadny Conservation Fund grants will benefit northern Wisconsin

[October 25, 2018]  Thirty organizations across the state have been selected as recipients of the 2018 C.D. Besadny Conservation Fund, a fund managed by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin to support grassroots conservation and education projects which benefit Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife, and which connect people to Wisconsin’s natural resources. C.D. Besadny grants range from $500 to $1000 each; the total amount awarded to this year’s recipients equaled $28,043. [DOWNLOAD FULL RELEASE]

Bird Protection Fund passes the $1 million mark for Wisconsin bird conservation

[September 6, 2018] The Bird Protection Fund—a collaboration of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources—has raised and distributed $1,014,566 for bird conservation since it was created in 2009. [DOWNLOAD FULL RELEASE]


November 13, 2018: Hunters can help improve habitat with donation (WXPR Radio)

October 31, 2018: License buyers can add to Wisconsin’s outdoor legacy (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

October 19, 2018: Connecting, exploring, and engaging at Crestwood Elementary (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)

October 11, 2018: To tag a butterfly (Isthmus)

September 17, 2018: Two Rivers’ Woodland Dunes braces forested swales as emerald ash borer nears (Herald Times Reporter)

September 1, 2018: Conference in Pewaukee to address decline in swifts, nighthawks and other winged bug-eaters (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

May 30, 2018: Nature and Wildife Writers Roundtable (Larry Meiller Show, min. 0:18:00)

April 6, 2018: Great Wisconsin Birdathon takes flight during Year of the Bird (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

April 5, 2018: The call of the wild: The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program trains volunteers to study and celebrate our state resources (Isthmus)

March 29, 2018: 8 scenic and historical train rides in Wisconsin (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

February 17, 2018: Record number of snowy owls sighted in Wisconsin this winter (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

January 8, 2018: Badger and Arlington take the stage (Project SNOWstorm)

Nora Simmons

Nora Simmons

Communications Director

(608) 266-3138
[email protected]

Nora manages the Foundation’s strategy and implementation for all communications, branding, marketing, and media relations.