WGF Blog

Posts by WGF members on a variety of conservation-related topics.

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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Reflections on 50 Years of the Clean Water Act

Fifty years ago, the Clean Water Act of 1972 (CWA) was passed – a landmark decision to protect the safety, quality, and integrity of water in the United States. The Clean Water Act defined the lives and careers of many WGF members and Wisconsin residents, many of whom played vital roles in implementing the CWA standards and cleaning up Wisconsin waterways. We asked a few of our members to share their perspectives on the CWA, and how it changed the course of their careers in water resources.  

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Profile in Conservation

Tom Jerow is the incoming president of Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF). Tom has served on WGF’s board since the group’s founding in 2017, and he is a member of two work groups: Water Resources and Environmental Rules, and Public Trust and Wetlands. Tom retired from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in 2013 when he served as Northern Region Water Leader. He worked at WDNR for 34 years, primarily in the water program and in solid waste. 

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The Cost of Clean Water

The following is a reflection written by Bruce Neeb, a Wisconsin’s Green Fire member and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources retiree who served 27 years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Information/Education (I&E) and Grants and Loans programs. During his time at WDNR in Eau Claire, Bruce oversaw WDNR West Central Region grant, loan, …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Encourages Members to Participate in Wisconsin’s Energy Democracy Process

This blog post provides background information on parallel energy generation purchase rates. We encourage WGF members to submit comments to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin on the Alliant Energy parallel energy generation case by Friday April 29th, and stay tuned to our website for updates on further opportunities for public comments …

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