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Welcoming the 2022 Diversity in Conservation Cohort

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s Diversity in Conservation Internship Program provides meaningful, paid experiences for undergraduates interested in careers in natural resource conservation.

Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA)

If passed, this bipartisan federal legislation would usher in a golden age for conservation for this generation.

About the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

We believe that nature has inherent value and that people can make a difference. We are the bridge connecting people who want to help with meaningful opportunities to make a lasting impact on Wisconsin’s lands, waters, wildlife, and future stewards.

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The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin provides sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and public lands, while connecting generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement and giving.

Your support goes to on-the-ground conservation projects, environmental education, and ensuring that NRF and our many partners in conservation will be here, caring for the land you love, for generations to come.

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Outdoor Learning Day

Outdoor Learning Day

On their outdoor learning days, these first graders have encountered growling owls, a fleeing fox, and tiny crab spiders.

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Conservation Planning in the Driftless Area

Conservation Planning in the Driftless Area

A group of conservation partners in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area are coming together to make a plan. Together, they’re determining the top priorities for protecting the region’s unique features and biodiversity.

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“Whatever part of Wisconsin you love most, the Foundation is there to protect it.”

John Kaiser, NRF Member