WI Green Fire

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WGF Staff Attend Climate Justice & Community Resilience Summit

Left to right: Flossie Siebert, Carolyn Pralle, Fred Clark at the Climate Justice and Community Resilience Summit, June 21, 2023. Photo by Carolyn Pralle.

From June 21st-23rd, 2023, WGF staff members attended the Climate Justice and Community Resilience Summit in Madison, including Fred Clark (Executive Director), Flossie Siebert (Development Director) and Carolyn Pralle …

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Celebrate Pride Month – June 2023

By Carolyn Pralle, WGF Communications Coordinator

Happy Pride Month! Respecting, honoring, and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community is a core part of who we are at Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF). As a nonpartisan and independent member-supported organization, we’re powered by the diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and interests of our conservation community. We’re proud of the diverse identities among …

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Guest blog: Is Nature and the Outdoors for Everyone?

By Nancy Franz, WGF Science Council member and advisor for WGF’s Aspiring Conservation Professionals Work Group.

I take Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s mission seriously: “Wisconsin citizens enjoy the benefits of clean water, clean air, and healthy ecosystems achieved through scientific and thoughtful management of natural resources.” However, I sometimes wonder if all people feel comfortable enjoying Wisconsin’s …

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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’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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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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