In November 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) released a Draft Wisconsin Wolf Management Plan. When finalized, the Plan is intended to update Wisconsin’s current Wolf Management Plan which was approved in 1997. The Plan reflects a wide variety of inputs, including recommendations from a Wolf Management Plan Committee the …Read More >
Looking back over 2022, we at Wisconsin’s Green Fire have so many reasons to be grateful. After five years of advocating for science-based management of Wisconsin’s natural resources, we have grown to an organization with over 650 members that is recognized as a leading voice for conservation in the state.
We want to celebrate the reasons …Read More >
In September, representatives from WGF and the Wisconsin Chapter of The Wildlife Society (WCTWS) co-facilitated a session at the Great Lakes Regional Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) conference in Hayward, WI called “Building cross-cultural partnerships for conservation.” The session was attended by 16 conference participants, representing state …Read More >
As deer hunting season begins in Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s Green Fire is working to help slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). CWD is the biggest threat to Wisconsin’s deer herds and cherished deer hunting heritage, spreading to 45 counties. One way to slow this spread is providing designated deer dumpsters where hunters can safely …Read More >
On October 19th, Wisconsin’s Green Fire hosted a webinar on our recent Opportunities Now report, Imbalance of Power: How Wisconsin is Failing Citizens in Conserving Natural Resources and Protecting our Environment. The paper addresses the collective effects of state legislative actions, court rulings, and political practices that have undermined democratic processes and profoundly changed …Read More >
By Bob Gurda, WGF Treasurer
Can both WGF and I benefit if I donate from my IRA?
Yes, yes, yes! And there is an easy method. More and more WGF members are catching on to this opportunity, so consider joining the party!
Bob Martini served for 32 years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as statewide River Protection Coordinator leading efforts to clean up the Wisconsin River Basin. He is a member of the board of directors of Wisconsin’s Green Fire.Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire is releasing the newest in our series of Opportunities Now policy assessments titled, Imbalance of Power – How Wisconsin is Failing Citizens in Conserving Natural Resources and Protecting our Environment.Read More >
Fifty years ago, the Clean Water Act of 1972 (CWA) was passed – a landmark decision to protect the safety, quality, and integrity of water in the United States. The Clean Water Act defined the lives and careers of many WGF members and Wisconsin residents, many of whom played vital roles in implementing the CWA standards and cleaning up Wisconsin waterways. We asked a few of our members to share their perspectives on the CWA, and how it changed the course of their careers in water resources.Read More >
Tom Jerow is the incoming president of Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF). Tom has served on WGF’s board since the group’s founding in 2017, and he is a member of two work groups: Water Resources and Environmental Rules, and Public Trust and Wetlands. Tom retired from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in 2013 when he served as Northern Region Water Leader. He worked at WDNR for 34 years, primarily in the water program and in solid waste.Read More >