Posts by WI Green Fire

Highlights from WGF’s 2021 Annual Meeting

On September 23rd, 2021 WGF members, staff, and board members met virtually for WGF’s annual meeting, “Wisconsin Conservation: Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Leaders”. The meeting focused on the state of our conservation tradition, with a special focus on the students and young professionals joining today’s conservation movement.

Along with the keynote address from Christine Thomas, former …

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Introducing WGF’s Student and Young Professional Work Group

The Student and Young Professional (SYP) Work Group is the newest of Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s work groups with a slightly different purpose than WGF’s other work groups. Instead of being centered around an issue or topic, this work group is centered around a specific audience – emerging conservation professionals.

Just as wildlife management, climate change action, …

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WGF and Partners Lead Climate Readiness Assessment

Throughout 2021, Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) has led the development of a first of its kind effort to conduct a rapid, comprehensive assessment bringing together climate readiness and conservation-based economic opportunities in a rural Western Wisconsin county.  While state and federal governments play an essential role in developing climate policy and leading climate …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Releases Statement on August 11, 2021 Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Action on Fall Wolf Hunt Quota

On August 11, 2021, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) voted 5-2 to establish a quota of 300 wolves for the fall 2021 wolf hunt.

The removal of 300 wolves again this fall, on top of the removal of at least 218 wolves during the three-day February wolf hunt, could result in a population of as …

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Holds First Wolf Management Plan Committee Meeting

On Thursday, July 22nd the Wisconsin DNR held the first of four Wolf Management Plan Committee meetings. The committee of representatives from Tribes, government agencies, and various stakeholder groups across Wisconsin, including WGF’s Adrian Wydeven, discussed recommendations for an updated state wolf management plan.

You can view the committee meeting through WisconsinEye

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Updates from Wisconsin’s Wolf Harvest Advisory Committee Meeting

On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 10 AM there was an in-person joint informational hearing with the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Small Business and Rural Issues, and Assembly Committee on Sporting Heritage. This hearing was convened to discuss the process of reinstating the wolf harvesting season in 2021. Wisconsin’s Green Fire has been following this issue closely and has provided written testimony to the committees that reflect our recommendations recently published Opportunities Now paper on wolves.

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