Category Archives: Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund

First Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund grant impacts three State Natural Areas

In the historic first disbursement from the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund, $50,000 will be invested in Walworth and Dunn counties. This announcement comes just ahead of Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 30, and funding will be split between these two high-use properties that are home to a wide variety of game, non-game, and Species of Greatest Conservation Need (endangered, threatened, or in decline). The Natural Resources Foundation is grateful to the Natural Resources Board, the...

Southern Kettle Moraine Restoration

Conservation and restoration of our public lands is central to our mission at the Natural Resources Foundation. The Southern Kettle Moraine encompasses several high priority State Natural Areas that are home to multiple rare ecosystems as well as threatened or endangered species. The Natural Resources Foundation partnered with the Brookby Foundation this year to support restoration work in the area. Additional work will be done in 2018 thanks to the first disbursement from the Cherish...

The countless reasons to cherish Wisconsin

By Rebecca Haefner, Foundation board member Sometime in the late 1970’s while I was living in Missouri, two girlfriends and I struck out on an adventure to do a bike trip in Wisconsin on that trail we had read about in a bike magazine: The Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, Wisconsin’s first rail-to-trail conversion,  which had opened in 1965. From there we planned to take back roads to Madison:  our destination. It was on the Elroy-Sparta Trail...

Q&A with Wisconsin from the Air Executive Producer Laurie Gorman

By Lindsay Renick Mayer If you’re anything like those of us at the Natural Resource Foundation of Wisconsin, you’ve been mesmerized over the last few weeks by Wisconsin Public Television’s wildly successful Wisconsin from the Air program. According to Executive Producer Laurie Gorman, Wisconsin Public Television had a record-breaking winter membership drive, with 35 percent of the contributions coming in as a response to Wisconsin from the Air. The hour-long program takes its viewers from...