WI Green Fire

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Releases Opportunities Now Report “Imbalance of Power – How Wisconsin is Failing Citizens in Conserving Natural Resources and Protecting our Environment”

The following is a column written by Fred Clark, WGF’s Executive Director, and Don Behm, journalist and member of WGF’s Board of Directors, on the recent Inflation Reduction Act and its impact on Wisconsin’s response to climate change. 

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WGF Hosts Wisconsin’s Clean Energy Plan: Opportunities for WGF Impact Webinar

On May 12, 2022, Wisconsin’s Green Fire hosted a webinar with WGF Energy Work Group member Keith Reopelle, moderated by Energy Work Group co-chair Gary Radloff. In this 75-minute webinar, Keith discussed Wisconsin’s first clean energy plan (CEP). The CEP, released on April 20, 2022, puts Wisconsin on the path to 100 …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire and Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Seeking Stories of Extreme Weather in Wisconsin

America’s hunters, anglers, and other outdoorspeople have a keen eye; they know the best spot to cast a fly in the rapids, prime habitat for grouse, and the right place to catch a gorgeous sunset or spot a morel mushroom.  This keen eye also makes them acutely aware of changes in the natural landscape around …

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WGF Hosts Confessions of a Recovering Bureaucrat: A Conversation with Todd Ambs

On Thursday, January 27th, WGF’s Executive Director Fred Clark and Todd Ambs sat down for a free-wheeling and reflective conversation on Todd’s experiences in Wisconsin conservation.

There are few people in the history of Wisconsin conservationists who have served in as many roles as effectively as Todd Ambs. Todd retired in December as the Deputy Secretary …

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WGF Members Author Sustainable Food Systems Paper

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 …

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WGF and Partners Submit Letter to CEQ on Enbridge Line 5 Environmental Impact Review

Timber mat and construction equipment

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 …

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WGF Sponsors Deer Dumpsters to Slow Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

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 …

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