Environment : Multi-issue

WGF work on issues and evaluation of projects that have a variety of environmental and social ramifications.

Where are the future leaders for Wisconsin’s natural resources?

Aerial view of farm fields and forests in Wisconsin.

On Sept. 28, three members of the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Sporting Heritage voted without debate to reject the nominations of four of Governor Tony Evers’ appointees to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB).

While the committee’s action is not binding, it is unprecedented and ignores the exceptional conservation qualifications of the …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire and Partners Equip Local Leaders to Address PFAS in Wisconsin Communities

When Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg had to deal with the crisis of responding to PFAS contamination detected throughout Wausau’s drinking water supply in 2022, she was fortunate to be able to turn to her family friend and mentor John Robinson.  John is a former Wausau Mayor and a former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) …

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Wisconsin Tribes: Leading the way in protecting and restoring wetlands and watersheds

May is American Wetlands Month, and in celebration the Wisconsin Wetlands Association and partners have collaborated with Wisconsin Tribal communities to produce videos highlighting the work Tribes have done to protect wetlands in Wisconsin. 

Tribes in Wisconsin are doing vital work to protect and restore wetlands and watersheds. The Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Guidance for Public Testimony at Joint Finance Committee Spring 2023 Hearings

The Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) has scheduled their spring 2023 public hearings on the state budget. Click here to view the Spring 2023 JFC hearing schedule.

We encourage all conservation-minded citizens to attend a hearing and testify on conservation issues in Wisconsin. The following is guidance for …

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Wisconsin’s 2023-2025 State Budget: WGF Highlights and Summary

On Wednesday, February 15th, Governor Evers released his 2023-2025 State Budget, the single most important bill introduced every two years at the Capitol. The budget includes important investments in protecting the health and safety of Wisconsin citizens and natural resources and makes crucial changes to ensure democratic decision making in natural resource management and policy …

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WGF Hosts Imbalance of Power Webinar

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 …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Releases Opportunities Now Report “Imbalance of Power – How Wisconsin is Failing Citizens in Conserving Natural Resources and Protecting our Environment”

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.

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