February 20, 2024 Update:
This report is temporarily unavailable while we make some important updates. We’re working on adding new content to best reflect the scientific literature and emerging information from communities around Wisconsin and other states.
Feel free to contact us with any questions. Stay tuned for our announcement of the updated report!
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Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) released a new report as Phase 1 of an ongoing project on Wisconsin birds: “Illegal Deaths and Injuries to Wisconsin’s Large Wild Birds: Identifying and Evaluating Recent Occurrences.”
This paper …Read More >
by Paul Heinen, WGF Policy Director
Top Issues for 2024
Every January, Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) Policy Director, Paul Heinen, writes a “top issues” report on the policy issues that WGF is prioritizing for the year ahead. This is one way we keep members of WGF updated about the work ahead for this community of conservation …Read More >
On December 19th, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) released a letter to the Co-chairs of the Wisconsin Joint Committee on Finance (JFC), requesting the release of PFAS funding. The WDNR’s letter requests release of segregated funds to support affected communities and private well owners, and to support monitoring, research, and public health needs around PFAS. …Read More >
Since the late 1930s, many consumer goods and industrial materials have contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a class of chemicals famous for their non-stick and firefighting properties. However, PFAS are now known to threaten human health and the environment. A team of experts at …Read More >
For Immediate Release: November 30th, 2023
Wisconsin’s Green Fire Executive Director
Wisconsin’s Green Fire Communications Coordinator
Rhinelander, WI – A new lawsuit by the Great Lakes Wildlife Alliance (GLWA) is asking a Dane County Circuit Court judge to block …Read More >
On November 14th, 2023, the Wisconsin State Senate passed a version of SB312 (the “PFAS bill”) without important changes offered by Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF), other environmental/conservation groups, and leaders of communities impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Over the last several months, the experts on WGF’s Contaminants of Emerging Concern Work Group …Read More >
On October 25th, WGF’s Executive Director, Fred Clark, spoke to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) on behalf of Green Fire members. Fred’s testimony urges the Board to approve the 2023 Wolf Management Plan submitted by the Department of Natural Resources. WGF’s focus is on science-based adaptive management for Wisconsin’s gray wolves.
At the end of …Read More >