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Wild Madeline

By: Bijit Khadka and Erik R. Olson, Northland College We saw the sun rise over Lake Superior as we passed Washburn, Wisconsin on our way to the Madeline Island Ferry. To our surprise, our van was the only vehicle on it. The lake was cold and calm. When we reached our destination, we drove off down the road to check on our camera trap network. Thanks to the funding provided by the C.D. Besadny Conservation...

Five Field Trip Facts

By: Lauren Koshere, Donor Relations Coordinator Getting active in nature is so important to NRF that it’s actually part of my job description. How cool is that? Field Trips are a seriously awesome program tool for a nonprofit organization. Each trip is an opportunity for members to meet each other, staff to get to know members, and everyone involved to connect over shared experiences…on common ground. Every other place I’ve ever worked would love to...

Bat Talk and Walk Program

Guest blog by: North Lakeland Discovery Center One of the goals of the North Lakeland Discovery Center, a nonprofit environmental education center in northern Wisconsin, is to connect our community to the natural world. We do this through programs, hikes, lectures, workshops and most importantly, citizen science. Our project this summer and early fall was our Bat Walk and Live Education Bat Programs....

Harold Ramon Cram, Jr. Bluebird Restoration Fund

When we lose someone we love, someone we’ve known our entire lives, it can feel like a gaping hole is left behind. While no person or tribute can ever really replace what has been lost, as humans we have a strong instinct to help our loved one live on in some way. “After Dad died, people wanted to make donations to something that would live on in his name—something he believed in and loved,” remembered...

2017 Conservation Grants Announced

Congratulations to our 2017 C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant recipients! The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin has awarded $27,945 to 29 applicants through the 2017 C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program. The program annually awards grants up to $1,000 that support the conservation of Wisconsin’s natural resources and support education and outreach. The 2017 grant projects range from pollinator conservation to community trail building. “We believe that nature has inherent value and that people want to make...

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