“The northern forest CDACs together with department staff examined the deer herd population data and
determined that their harvest recommendations were biologically sound and consistent
with the established population objectives. We support their conclusions.”
On July 1st, 2020 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held a public hearing on a Waterway and Wetland Permit Application from Enbridge Energy for their proposed re-route of portions of their Line 5 oil pipeline which currently runs through the Bad River Indian Reservation in Ashland and Iron Counties. Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) has …Read More >
Impacts to Tribal Rights and Resources from Oil Pipeline Construction in Wisconsin is a 2 – page guide developed by Wisconsin’s Green Fire and Midwest Environmental Advocates. Tribal nations and members in Wisconsin have rights and concerns distinct from non-tribal people. A Guide to Local Government Regulation describes actions local governments can and cannot take in response to oil pipelines in their communities.Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire provided comments on antlerless deer quotas and hunting seasons to the Natural Resources Board for its June 24 2020 meeting. Read the full comments.
From a historical perspective, Wisconsin’s deer herd has grown significantly over the past six years and is at record levels across the farmland deer management …Read More >
Pipeline construction impacts water resources through filling and disturbing wetlands, grading on the bank of waterways, crossing waterways and placing structures on or under the bed, or discharging stormwater runoff from construction. This 2 page guide outlines the permits needed in Wisconsin and public input opportunities.Read More >
The legacies of injustice and racism have affected our work in conservation 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.
Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s founders recognized environmental justice as an essential tenet. Our founding principles assert our belief in the rights of all groups of people to a clean and healthy environment and to outdoor recreation. Our early years have been full of our best intentions, but now we must examine how we can truly align our efforts for the critical aspiration of inclusion and justice. How can we do better?Read More >
May 21, 2020 WGF Policy Forum Webinar
Wisconsin’s Green Fire members Gary Radloff and Kerry Beheler interviewed a panel of energy experts to discuss the business case for renewable energy, the creation and benefits of local energy districts, and the politics of energy in Wisconsin. How can we move Wisconsin energy policy to keep pace with changes in systems and technology? What can we learn from efforts in other states? What are the areas of common ground across the political spectrum for energy policy? Panelists are Scott Coenen, Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum; Camille Kadoch, Regulatory Assistance Project; and Richard Cates, Iowa County Energy District.Read More >
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.Read More >
Northern Wisconsin Naturalist, John Bates, discusses the ecological history and human history of northern Wisconsin forests. He describes remaining old growth forests in the upper Midwest and their values. John’s talk is based in part on his recent book “Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old Growth Forests in Wisconsin and Where to …Read More >