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Deer2 credit Jerry Davis
November 17th, 2021

Meeting Wisconsin's Deer Conservation Challenges

Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) and the Wisconsin Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) hosted a panel discussion on opportunities for Wisconsin to improve the management and conservation of its iconic white-tailed deer herd. Leaders from BHA and member experts from WGF discussed the stressors and intermingling factors threatening the deer herd and present a vision for better long-term management. Topics discussed included deer management in Wisconsin, how deer browsing can harm forests, farms, and alter ecosystems, what we can do to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), and opportunities for Wisconsin to manage deer through responsible hunting. 

Panelists included:

  • Keith McCaffery, State Deer Research Biologist (Retired), WGF Opportunities Now author 
  • Don Waller, Conservation Biologist, WGF Opportunities Now author 
  • Mike SamuelWildlife Disease Ecologist, WGF Opportunities Now author
  • Noah Wishau, Wisconsin State Co-Chair, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA)
View the recording here
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

recent work

Opportunities Now Reports

Wisconsin's Green Fire has released four 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.

Link to the Guides >

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