about Wisconsin's Green Fire


We are proud to share our first Annual Report, outlining WGF's accomplishments in 2021 and our hopes for 2022. We are grateful to our supporters for their confidence and belief in our mission to protect Wisconsin's conservation legacy. We are excited to continue influencing key conservation decisions for the benefit of Wisconsin citizens, communities, and natural resources, while fostering the next generation of conservation professionals. From WGF's staff and board, thank you for your support!

Click here to view the Annual Report.


Wisconsin's Green Fire's mission is to advance science-informed analysis and policy solutions that address Wisconsin’s greatest conservation challenges.


Wisconsin citizens enjoy the benefits of clean water, clean air, and healthy ecosystems achieved through scientific and thoughtful management of natural resources

photo credit Joan Elias


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 a 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

Wisconsin's 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.