about Wisconsin's Green Fire

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Mission

Wisconsin’s Green Fire supports the conservation legacy of Wisconsin by promoting science-based management of Wisconsin's natural resources.

Vision

Wisconsin’s citizens understand and support scientific and thoughtful long-term management of natural resources, and value the many benefits of clean water, clean air, and healthy ecosystems.

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Origins

Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation was founded in 2017 to promote science-based practices and a long-term vision in environmental protection and natural resources management.  Through our strong and growing membership of conservation professionals and committed citizens, Wisconsin’s Green Fire seeks to restore and strengthen Wisconsin's tradition as national conservation leader. 

Since our founding, Wisconsin’s Green Fire has become a go-to organization providing science-based information to policy makers, state and local agencies, and citizens who care about our conservation tradition and sustaining our natural resources

Who We Are

  • Wisconsins' Green Fire is nonpartisan and independent.
  • Our members represent extensive experience in natural resource management, environmental law and policy, scientific research, and education. Our members have backgrounds in government, non-governmental organizations, universities and colleges and the private sector.  We also have general members who support our work financially or with other skills.
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How We Work

Connecting the public, media, and legislators to science:
Wisconsin’s Green Fire will help local units of government, nonprofit organizations, media, decision makers and citizens get the scientific information they need to address local and regional issues. The group will also be a source for those seeking expertise to bring scientific clarity and scrutiny to contentious and complicated environmental issues.

Supporting a healthy and protected Wisconsin:
Wisconsin's Green Fire supports long-term thinking in the management of Wisconsin’s natural resources.

Supporting conservation in Wisconsin and beyond:
Wisconsin's Green Fire joins in coalitions with environmental and conservation advocacy groups and other organizations in support of our principles and mission.

Engaging the next generation of conservationists:
Wisconsin's Green Fire builds a bridge from our conservation history to the future through outreach and mentoring to young and aspiring conservation professionals and youth in general.