Conservation Hall of Fame Inductees

Conservation Hall of Fame Inductees

At the Natural Resources Foundation we look forward to the announcement of the inductees for the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame every year. In 2018 we were so proud to see a few familiar faces getting some much-deserved recognition for their work in Wisconsin. Roy and Charlotte Lukes, George Meyer, and Arlie Schorger join the […]

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Endangered Resources

Endangered Resources

This video by DNR’s Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation is all about our Endangered Resources in Wisconsin. We are proud to support Natural Heritage Conservation (NHC) and to partner with DNR to protect these Endangered Resources. Since 1986 the Natural Resources Foundation has contributed: $1,905,744 to NHC in support of public lands and waters projects […]

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Nature Play in the City

Nature Play in the City

Making mud pies, identifying animal tracks, collecting bugs, and building onto a fort using nothing more than sticks and leaves. These are just a few of the activities that children are doing to learn about nature in the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Nature Play program—a new initiative to provide nature-based free play for children and families in the city.

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GO Fund Grants Awarded

GO Fund Grants Awarded

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin has awarded a total of $5,447 to 11 schools through the Go Outside Fund (GO Fund). The GO Fund provides funding to teachers to bring environmental education for students outside of the classroom by helping to pay for field supplies, substitute teachers, transportation or assistance from resource professionals and educators.

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NRF Joins Year of the Bird

NRF Joins Year of the Bird

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, the most important bird-protection law ever passed. This 100-year-old law laid the groundwork for bird-protection initiatives throughout the country. To celebrate, National Geographic and Audubon Magazine have joined forces with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and BirdLife International to establish 2018 […]

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Tracking Wisconsin Snowy Owls

Tracking Wisconsin Snowy Owls

In December of 2017, responding to an urgent plea from bird researchers in Wisconsin and our fellow conservationists at Project SNOWstorm, we raised enough funding to outfit two Wisconsin snowy owls with tracking devices. Thanks to our generous donors and a sponsorship from Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, we now have two snowy owls we can […]

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Winners of the 2017 Field Trip Photo Contest

Winners of the 2017 Field Trip Photo Contest

Each year as the Field Trip season ends, we ask you to send us your best pictures from any Foundation Field Trip to our Field Trip Photo Contest. And each year you blow us away. Not only because your photographs are beautiful (which they are), but they tell such a wonderful story of the Foundation’s […]

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2017 Great WI Birdathon Breaks Records!

2017 Great WI Birdathon Breaks Records!

Birds that spend time in Wisconsin got a big boost from the Great Wisconsin Birdathon this year. Birdwatchers participating in the walkathon-style fundraiser, organized by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, raised more than $90,000 for bird conservation by forming teams, soliciting pledges and donations from friends, and trying to see as many bird species […]

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