WGF evaluation and reports on state and federal actions and funding affecting wildlife management in Wisconsin, developed by WGF’s Wildlife Work Group.

Illegal Deaths and Injuries to WI’s Large Wild Birds Phase 1 Report

red tailed hawk in flight

Illegal Deaths and Injuries to Wisconsin’s Large Wild Birds: Identifying and Evaluating Recent Occurrences – Phase 1 Project Report

Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) released a new report as Phase 1 of an ongoing project on Wisconsin birds: “Illegal Deaths and Injuries to Wisconsin’s Large Wild Birds: Identifying and Evaluating Recent Occurrences.”

This paper …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Not Associated with Greenfire Law PC

close up of a gray wolf's face with a blurred tree in background

News Release

For Immediate Release: November 30th, 2023 

 Media Contacts:  

  • Meleesa Johnson, mjohnson@wigreenfire.org
    Wisconsin’s Green Fire Executive Director  
  • Carolyn Pralle, cpralle@wigreenfire.org
    Wisconsin’s Green Fire Communications Coordinator 
  • Rhinelander, WI – A new lawsuit by the Great Lakes Wildlife Alliance (GLWA) is asking a Dane County Circuit Court judge to block …

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    Standing Up for Adaptive Wolf Management

    Adrian Wydeven sits before WI State Assembly

    By Paul Heinen, WGF Policy Director

    Representing Wisconsin’s Green Fire, Adrian Wydeven (co-chair of WGF’s Wildlife Work Group) testified at the State Capitol on November 8th in opposition to Assembly Bill 137. This bill would mandate that DNR establish a statewide wolf population goal, a mandate which WGF opposes because of our commitment to science-based management of …

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    Video: Fred Clark’s Testimony to the NRB on the 2023 Wolf Management Plan

    Fred Clark before the Natural Resources Board

    On October 25th, WGF’s Executive Director, Fred Clark, spoke to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) on behalf of Green Fire members. Fred’s testimony urges the Board to approve the 2023 Wolf Management Plan submitted by the Department of Natural Resources. WGF’s focus is on science-based adaptive management for Wisconsin’s gray wolves.

    At the end of …

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    WGF Testimony to Natural Resources Board Action Item 5F – Wisconsin Wolf Management Plan

    gray wolves in a grassy area

    The following blog post is a letter of testimony written by Fred Clark, Executive Director of Wisconsin’s Green Fire. Here, Fred addresses the Natural Resources Board regarding the Wisconsin Wolf Management Plan 2023. This plan is an agenda item at the NRB’s October 25th, 2023 meeting. Members of the public can attend the …

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    WGF Presents at CWD Symposium in Colorado

    by Mike Foy, WGF Wildlife Work Group Member

    Thanks to generous assistance with travel expenses by an anonymous donor, Mike Foy was able to represent Wisconsin’s Green Fire at the 4th International Chronic Wasting Disease Symposium in Denver, Colorado from May 30th to June 2nd. 

    While there, Mike presented a poster he prepared with WGF Wildlife Work …

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    Guest blog: Wisconsin wildlife stressed by climate change

    The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Initiatives (WICCI) is a nationally recognized collaboration of scientists and stakeholders working together to help foster solutions to climate change in Wisconsin. WICCI formed as a partnership between UW–Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in 2007. Wisconsin’s Green Fire …

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    Next Steps for Cross-Cultural Partnerships

    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 …

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