Diversity in Conservation

Diversity in Conservation

The natural world is something that every person living in Wisconsin has a right to enjoy. Historically, however, the underprivileged and people of color have not had the same opportunities to access the outdoors when compared to more privileged communities. We are committed to removing barriers so that every Wisconsinite has a chance to connect with nature.

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2017 Conservation Grants Announced

2017 Conservation Grants Announced

“We believe that nature has inherent value and that people want to make a difference,” said Ruth Oppedahl, executive director for the Natural Resources Foundation. “The C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant program is proof of this. These grants are awarded to people and organizations who are out there making a real difference for conservation and education in Wisconsin and we are so proud to support their work.”

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Amid massive declines, NRF joins national effort to protect the monarch butterfly

Amid massive declines, NRF joins national effort to protect the monarch butterfly

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is proud to announce our recent partnership with the Monarch Joint Venture (MJV), a collaborative effort with more than 50 partners including government agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations working to conserve, protect, and promote the monarch and its habitat throughout the country. The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is arguably […]

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Supporting Internships at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Supporting Internships at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center provides unique opportunities to learn and explore the outdoors. With property on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the scenic St. Croix River, the nature center preserves 725 acres of wildlife habitat while also providing educational opportunities for over 7,000 K-12 students annually. Hiking trails wind through restored and prairie habitat and mixed […]

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Support for the Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Support for the Aldo Leopold Nature Center

The Natural Resources Foundation and the Aldo Leopold Nature Center have a long history together, since the very beginning of the Nature Center’s formation. Some of our first grants from the Besadny endowment went to the construction of an accessible pier on the Edna Taylor Park grounds in 1996. Since then, we have supported several […]

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