On October 1st, Tom Hauge presented testimony to the Joint Committee on the Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) regarding an emergency rule enacted by DNR to strengthen deer farm fencing regulations and regulate the transport of deer carcasses. … More Green Fire testifies on CWD Emergency Rules
Attended by over 100 members, the Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) 2018 Annual Meeting caused much philosophical pondering and also provided some concrete ideas on how to make connections. … More What if we knew Nature loved us? How would we act differently?
This August I sailed to Isle Royale National Park with my husband and our sailing partners, a trip of 72 miles across Lake Superior from our Apostle Islands home port. Our 12 day voyage was squeezed into seven, crimped in on the ends by storms and weather fronts … More Heavy Weather, Charting a Course for Wisconsin’s Green Fire Science Communications
Over eleven days in late August, four major storms raked across central and southern Wisconsin, each dumping multiple inches of rain. Late in the afternoon of August 20, a record-breaking deluge of more than eleven inches in just four hours hit western Dane County. On August 26-27, parts of Ozaukee and Washington Counties north of … More In the Vortex of Climate Change
Wisconsin’s Green Fire Board member Bob Martini gives many presentations around the state about the era (1968-2010) when the Department of Natural Resources provided evidence-based science to help reconcile our state’s industries and our environment. That effort contributed to the quality of our lives today. The DNR provided science-based management information to policy makers, the … More Wisconsin River success story
On June 28, 2018, there was a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Foxconn liquid crystal display manufacturing complex to be constructed in western Racine County, Wisconsin. This large facility with significant public funding incentives raises many social and environmental implications for the citizens of Wisconsin. A number of Wisconsin’s environmental groups are working on the varied aspects … More Environmental concerns with Foxconn plant
Wisconsin’s Green Fire Wildlife Work Group has reviewed the department’s recommendation for 2018 which also included a summary of the CDAC input received. We offered three comments to the NRB. First, we supported the department’s recommendation to establish antlerless deer quotas for the privately owned land in Ashland and Price County. The deer herds in … More Comments to Natural Resources Board on 2018 deer season
See Mike Gousha’s Earth Day interview of John Lyons about Wisconsin’s Green Fire. The segment aired on “Up Front with Mike Gousha” on April 22, 2018. John Lyons is co-chair of the Fisheries Work Group for Wisconsin’s Green Fire and is a retired DNR researcher.
A year ago, on Earth Day 2017, we announced ourselves as a new organization – Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voice’s for Conservation. A group of mostly retired natural resources professionals and supporters, we are passionate about the conservation legacy of Wisconsin and want to help carry it into the future. Many fine conservation organizations in … More Earth Day Reflections
In recent weeks, Wisconsin’s Green Fire has received a number of accolades from citizens, other NGOs, journalists, and colleagues thanking us for our work and citing our growing reputation as a source of deep expertise and solid information. These comments show that the hard work of our dedicated volunteers is starting to bear fruit. Paul … More Words of Encouragement