In support of rare and threatened wildlife
Wisconsin’s unique geography means our state is rich with wildlife species that live in different types of habitat. We are one of the only states with endangered species such as the Kirtland’s warbler, the whooping crane, the Poweshiek skipperling butterfly, and the rusty-patched bumble bee.
However, more than 400 Wisconsin species are considered Species of Greatest Conservation Need. This means that they are already listed as threatened or endangered, or that their populations are low or at risk, and will continue to decline without our help.
Dollars for wildlife
Wildlife projects funded
Dollars for bird conservation
Our wildlife strategy
Our wildlife support
Since 1986, we’ve contributed millions of dollars toward efforts to protect and restore Wisconsin’s most imperiled and ecologically important wildlife communities. Below is a small sample of the wildlife we have supported.
Impact in Action
Every year you send us your best photos that capture incredible moments in nature. Take a look at our 10th annual Photo Contest winners!Read More
Here’s some of the most lovable “unlovable” Wisconsin wildlife, in honor of Valentine’s Day. These stereotypical “pests” are so much more.Read More
In 2023, NRF invested over $940,000 in grants for conservation and environmental education projects across the state.Read More
Banner photo by Bob McMullen.