Agriculture uses more land and water than any other human activity, and our consumption demands continue to grow even as our resource base shrinks. A highly industrialized U.S. food system produces lots of food at seemingly low per unit cost. But our current system is taking a heavy toll on farmers and the environment, and …Read More >
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) works to ensure consistent application of federal administration environmental policies and priorities across federal agencies. In its hiring announcement for the current chair of the CEQ, Brenda Mallory, the Biden Administration cited climate change and environmental justice (EJ) as two top priorities for the …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 since first detected in Wisconsin in 2002. One way to slow this spread is providing …Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s Executive Director Fred Clark was recently interviewed by WUWM about WGF’s testimony on a proposed sandhill crane hunting bill in Wisconsin, presented to the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Small Business, and Rural Issues last week. Fred emphasized that WGF did not take a formal stance on the …Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire will provide testimony at a public hearing on Tuesday, October 19th about Senate Bill 620, a recent bill regarding hunting sandhill cranes in Wisconsin. WGF members Dr. Robert Rolley, Dr. Stanley Temple, and Tom Hauge contributed to this testimony that encourages consideration of the …Read More >
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 …Read More >
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, …Read More >
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 …Read More >
A group of fisheries researchers, including WGF Fisheries Work Group chair John Lyons, recently published two of three reports on their efforts to restore the federally endangered Starhead Topminnow Fundulus dispar to Wisconsin, “Conserving the Starhead Topminnow Fundulus Dispar in Wisconsin” (1) Current Status and Threats and (2) Read More >
WGF members and friends will be gathering around Wisconsin this fall to celebrate our conservation successes, tip a glass, and greet each other in person once again. Whether you’re an active WGF member or someone looking to learn more about our work, you’ll be warmly welcomed at any of our upcoming regional Conservation Socials …Read More >