The Nature Conservancy is working across Wisconsin to protect our state’s water, forests and grasslands. Conservation starts with people. One person—inspired by a special place or memory—can take action to leave a natural legacy for plants, animals and people.
We’ve been working with farmers and other partners in the Pecatonica River watershed to test a new approach to cleaning up Wisconsin’s waters, and we’re getting some great results.
The Nature Conservancy helped The Prairie Enthusiasts purchase a historic barn and 190 acres of native prairie and agricultural land in the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area.
Growing native plants is a great way to attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators to your garden. Watch a fun video and get some tips on which plants they prefer.
Meadowlarks, bobolinks and other grassland birds are thriving just a short car ride from Madison in the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area where the Conservancy and its partners are protecting and restoring hundreds of acres of grassland. Even whooping cranes have dropped by!
See the beauty and hear the story of St. Martin Island in Lake Michigan and how first a family, then The Nature Conservancy, came to protect it. It’s on Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television.
Did you know that the Lake Michigan basin is home to the largest freshwater dune system in the world? Watch our video and see why these dunes are so important to rare plants, animals and people, and what we’re doing to protect them.
- July 30, 2014
- Janet Loewi Joins Nature Conservancy Board
- June 27, 2014
- Wisconsin could feel effects of Western fires
- May 05, 2014
- Controlled Fire Used As Training Opportunity and to Restore Prairie Remnants at Deer Valley Golf Course
- April 10, 2014
- $1 Million NAWCA Grant Funds Wetland Conservation
Grant will help fund purchase of St. Martin Island in Lake Michigan
- November 27, 2013
- The Nature Conservancy Protects Island in Lake Michigan