Trustee for Natural Resource Legal Settlements
The Natural Resources Foundation serves as a trustee for funds from legal and regulatory actions related to natural resources in Wisconsin. These funds originate from court orders, settlements, and regulatory permits.
Current projects include:
- Chippewa River Protection and Restoration Escrow Account – provides funding for habitat protection and restoration projects and fish turbine entrainment protection measures.
- Grandmother Falls Fish Passage and/or Protection Device Design, Construction, Operation, and Evaluation Fund – provides funding for the design, construction, and operation of fish passage and/or protection devices in Wisconsin
- Prairie du Sac Dam Habitat Enhancement, Mitigation, Research, Study, and Fish Passage Fund – provides funding to ensure upstream fish passage above the dam.
For more information read our policy on managing escrow accounts.
With staff and board, Ruth helps build an inspiring vision to create a vibrant and durable Foundation which financially supports Wisconsin’s lands, wildlife and waters. Ruth is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and impact of the Foundation.