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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 Attends Meetings Across the State

In early April, Wisconsin’s Green Fire staff and members attended events across Wisconsin to share the important work WGF has spearheaded for Wisconsin conservation. The events included the Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention in Stevens Point, the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers “Comeback Conference” in Wausau, and a meeting with the Association of Retired Conservationists …

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WGF Comments on Enbridge Line 5 Re-Route draft Environmental Impact Statement

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WGF 2022 Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement

In December 2021, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Enbridge Line 5 crude oil pipeline re-route in northern Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s Green Fire testified at the public hearing on February 2, 2022 and submitted Read More >

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 Co-Sponsors Public Rights in Milwaukee’s Fresh Coast Webinar

Wisconsin’s Green Fire co-sponsored a webinar on January 19th with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Water Policy and the State Bar of Wisconsin, featuring six expert panelists who offered diverse perspectives on the public trust doctrine and how it influences Milwaukee’s Fresh Coast. Often overlooked, much of the city’s coastline and riverfronts …

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WGF and WI Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Host Meeting Wisconsin’s Deer Conservation Challenges Webinar

 

On November 17, 2021 Wisconsin’s Green Fire and the Wisconsin Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers hosted a panel discussion on opportunities for Wisconsin to improve conservation of its iconic white-tailed deer herd. Leaders and experts discuss factors threatening the deer herd and present a vision for better long-term management. Learn about …

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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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Highlights from WGF’s 2021 Annual Meeting

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 …

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