News about the Natural Resources Foundation
In the links below, we’re excited to share articles, interviews, and news about the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.
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Natural Resources Foundation Elects Mark LaBarbera Chair
[January 12, 2021] The Board chose Mark LaBarbera of Hazel Green as its new Chairman effective January 1. The NRF Board approved a new slate of officers with Treasurer Tom Dott of Madison moving to Vice Chair, Finance Committee Chair David Adams of Franklin moving to Treasurer and continuing to run the Finance Committee, and Rebecca Haefner of Wauwatosa continuing as Board Secretary.
Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund Reaches $1 Million
[December 02, 2020] The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reached a major milestone of a $1 million endowment fund that provides permanent funding for habitat management projects on land owned or managed by the agency.
[April 14, 2020] Wisconsin’s largest fundraiser for bird conservation puts a new twist on a cherished tradition in light of COVID-19.
2019 C.D. Besadny Conservation Fund Awarded to 19 Organizations Across Wisconsin
[December 2, 2019] Established in 1990, the C.D. Besadny Conservation Fund supports conservation and education projects that benefit every part of Wisconsin—lands, waters, and wildlife—and connects Wisconsinites to natural resources through education and outreach.
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Bird Protection Fund announces plans to support Wisconsin birds in 2020
[October 21, 2019] With declining bird populations across the U.S. and Canada, the Bird Protection Fund takes action on Wisconsin bird conservation.
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Cherish Wisconsin Delivers a Win-Win for Hunters, Anglers, and Wildlife Watchers in Central Wisconsin
[September 25, 2019] he Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund, a permanent endowment that supports Wisconsin’s public lands, will make its second disbursement, awarding funds to care for public lands at Lawrence Creek Fish and Wildlife Area in Adams County.
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Anonymous half-million dollar donation creates hope for Wisconsin pollinators
[August 26, 2019] The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin recently received a $500,000 donation that will support statewide native pollinator conservation efforts through the creation of the Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund.
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Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin welcomes new Executive Director
[August 5, 2019] The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce David Clutter as the next Executive Director of the organization. He will begin his work with the Foundation on August 22nd. Clutter’s appointment is the culmination of a three-month nationwide executive search that drew more than 70 candidates. [VIEW FULL RELEASE]
Hunters buying their licenses can make a small donation to boost wildlife habitat work
[November 6, 2018] Hunters buying their gun-deer licenses in coming weeks have the opportunity to make a small donation to help improve wildlife habitat on state lands. Before check out on the Go Wild licensing system, on-screen prompts ask license buyers if they want to make a small donation to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoor Fund. [VIEW FULL RELEASE]
Nearly a third of 2018 CD Besadny Conservation Fund grants will benefit northern Wisconsin
[October 25, 2018] Thirty organizations across the state have been selected as recipients of the 2018 C.D. Besadny Conservation Fund, a fund managed by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin to support grassroots conservation and education projects which benefit Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife, and which connect people to Wisconsin’s natural resources. C.D. Besadny grants range from $500 to $1000 each; the total amount awarded to this year’s recipients equaled $28,043. [DOWNLOAD FULL RELEASE]
Bird Protection Fund passes the $1 million mark for Wisconsin bird conservation
[September 6, 2018] The Bird Protection Fund—a collaboration of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources—has raised and distributed $1,014,566 for bird conservation since it was created in 2009. [DOWNLOAD FULL RELEASE]
September 18,2020: Wild Things: The Hunt is on for an Escape from COVID-19 Madness (Door County Pulse)
September 12,2020: Mark LaBarbera: A Big Win for Outdoor Recreation in Wisconsin (Wisconsin State Journal)
July 9,2020: Band Owls, Climb Trees and More on the Popular NRF Field Trips Which are Still on for 2020 (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
May 25, 2020: Birdwatching Blossoms In time of Coronavirus (New York Daily News)
May 9, 2020: Don’t Share the Binoculars: Even Birdwatching has Changed in the Era of COVID-19 (Wisconsin State Journal)
May 4, 2020: Birding is a Socially Distancing Friendly Sport you can do During the Great Wisconsin Birdathon (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
April 27, 2020: Birders Across the State Step up in Response to Bird Loss (The Country Today)
April 22, 2020: Megan Severson and Abe Lenoch: Wisconsin Birding for Beginners (The Cap Times – Madison)
April 20, 2020: Birders Across the State Step up in Response to Wisconsin’s Bird Loss (Lake Milles Leader)
April 22, 2019: Tours offer glimpse of Driftless history (The Country Today)
March 27, 2019: Natural Resources Foundation (Larry Meiller Show)
March 20, 2019: Maple trees signal spring arrival (Portage Daily Register)
March 14, 2019: See secret natural spots and rare species on a field trip with the Natural Resources Foundation (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
December 10, 2018: Winter is prime time to seed milkweed for monarchs (WXPR Radio)
November 13, 2018: Hunters can help improve habitat with donation (WXPR Radio)
October 31, 2018: License buyers can add to Wisconsin’s outdoor legacy (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
October 19, 2018: Connecting, exploring, and engaging at Crestwood Elementary (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
October 11, 2018: To tag a butterfly (Isthmus)
September 17, 2018: Two Rivers’ Woodland Dunes braces forested swales as emerald ash borer nears (Herald Times Reporter)
September 1, 2018: Conference in Pewaukee to address decline in swifts, nighthawks and other winged bug-eaters (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
May 30, 2018: Nature and Wildife Writers Roundtable (Larry Meiller Show, min. 0:18:00)
April 6, 2018: Great Wisconsin Birdathon takes flight during Year of the Bird (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
March 29, 2018: 8 scenic and historical train rides in Wisconsin (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
February 17, 2018: Record number of snowy owls sighted in Wisconsin this winter (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
January 8, 2018: Badger and Arlington take the stage (Project SNOWstorm)