In this video, former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold highlights Wisconsin’s Green Fire and our work supporting cutting-edge research to control and end chronic wasting disease threatening deer populations in Wisconsin and beyond.Read More >
On Friday, September 25 2020 former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold joins Wisconsin’s Green Fire to share his insights from his long career as a statesman and his more recent efforts as Global Ambassador for the Campaign for Nature.Read More >
Oil pipelines crisscross Wisconsin, but the regulation of these pipelines by the state is not well understood. In this video, we describe Wisconsin’s Green Fire work in 2020 on oil pipelines statewide, and on the proposed re-route of Enbridge Line 5 around the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation in northern Wisconsin. Concerns …Read More >
The COVID-19 pandemic, the associated economic downturn, and a heightened awareness of racial and environmental justice have brought new challenges and new opportunities to conservation work in Wisconsin. Our panel of legislative and agency leaders discusses some of today’s biggest trends and what we can expect in 2021 and beyond. This insightful conservation helps us …Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s 2020 annual meeting kicked off on September 9 with a session on young voices in conservation. It featured our student advisory committee and other student conservation leaders across the state.Read More >
The legacies of injustice and racism have affected our work in conservation in ways many of us may never have realized, in part because we may never have seen the people and opportunities that have simply been missing.
Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s founders recognized environmental justice as an essential tenet. Our founding principles assert our belief in the rights of all groups of people to a clean and healthy environment and to outdoor recreation. Our early years have been full of our best intentions, but now we must examine how we can truly align our efforts for the critical aspiration of inclusion and justice. How can we do better?Read More >
Dan Wisniewski was a founding member of Wisconsin’s Green Fire and a champion of conservation. The Northwoods Land Trust recently named its 40-acre riverfront property, “The Dan Wisniewski Deerskin River Preserve” in his honor. It is not a coincidence that the Deerskin River is a fine trout stream.Read More >