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 >
On August 11, 2021, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) voted 5-2 to establish a quota of 300 wolves for the fall 2021 wolf hunt.
The removal of 300 wolves again this fall, on top of the removal of at least 218 wolves during the three-day February wolf hunt, could result in a population of as …Read More >
On Thursday, July 22nd the Wisconsin DNR held the first of four Wolf Management Plan Committee meetings. The committee of representatives from Tribes, government agencies, and various stakeholder groups across Wisconsin, including WGF’s Adrian Wydeven, discussed recommendations for an updated state wolf management plan.
You can view the committee meeting through WisconsinEye …Read More >
July 23, 2021
WGF and partners released a statement this week calling on Attorney General Josh Kaul to remove Frederick Prehn from the NRB. View the statement here:
Contact: Wisconsin’s Green Fire Executive Director, Fred ClarkRead More >
On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 10 AM there was an in-person joint informational hearing with the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Small Business and Rural Issues, and Assembly Committee on Sporting Heritage. This hearing was convened to discuss the process of reinstating the wolf harvesting season in 2021. Wisconsin’s Green Fire has been following this issue closely and has provided written testimony to the committees that reflect our recommendations recently published Opportunities Now paper on wolves.Read More >