Wisconsin’s Green Fire is a Critical Voice for Science in Conservation

One of our newest members, Russ Feingold, shares his enthusiasm for Wisconsin’s Green Fire and his own work in conservation.  Wisconsin native and former U.S. Senator Feingold serves as an ambassador for the global Campaign for Nature, but his Midwest roots run deep as shown in this testimonial. In this short clip, Russ Feingold talks about ...
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A Message About Justice from Wisconsin's Green Fire

We believe we can speak for all of us at Wisconsin’s Green Fire in stating our shared outrage and sadness over the killing of George Floyd by law enforcement in Minneapolis. The monumental response by citizens in overwhelmingly peaceful protests all over the country and the world has brought into relief, once again, the long and deep patterns of violence, injustice, and inequities that are especially faced by African Americans, Native Americans, and people of color in America.

The legacies of injustice and racism have affected conservation work in ways many of us may never have realized, in part because we may never have seen the people and opportunities that have simply been missing.

As individuals, and as an organization, we’re all challenged today to ask: what do these historic events mean for us, and what do they demand from us?

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recent events

Christine Thomas (courtesy UWSP)
Sept. 23, 2021 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Wisconsin's Green Fire 2021 Annual Meeting- Wisconsin Conservation: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Leaders

Location: Online

Our WGF annual meeting this year focused on the state of our conservation tradition, with a special focus on the students and young professionals joining today's conservation movement. Our keynote speaker Christine Thomas shared her long experience as Dean of the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point, and her tenure on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board. 

Members of our Student and Young Professional Work Group also closed the meeting sharing their inspiration for remaining in the conservation field. 

View the recordings here
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Sept - Oct 2021

WGF 2021 Regional Conservation Socials

Locations and Dates 

WGF members and friends gathered around Wisconsin this fall to celebrate conservation successes, raise a glass, and greet each other in person again. All of these events were held at venues with indoor and outdoor seating to help assure a COVID-safe experience. 

recent work

Opportunities Now Reports

Wisconsin's Green Fire has released five Opportunities Now reports in 2021, each outlining policy recommendations on various natural resource topics across Wisconsin.

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Guides to Oil Pipeline Regulation in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Green Fire has partnered with Midwest Environmental Advocates to develop a series of guides to oil pipeline regulation in Wisconsin.

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