Let's Stay in Touch
In light of recent guidance from the State of Wisconsin and TNC leadership, we are taking several actions to keep our staff, volunteers and you safe and healthy. Our offices in Madison, Baraboo, East Troy, Minocqua and Sturgeon Bay are closed until further notice. Our staff members are working from home and can be reached via email and phone. If you don’t know who you need to contact or how to reach a specific person, please email us at email@example.com, and our Operations Coordinator will help connect you to the appropriate person. We will do our best to reply in a timely fashion. We are canceling events and non-essential work travel including off-site meetings, seminars, speaking engagements and conferences until further notice. Thank you so much for your support of The Nature Conservancy. We hope you are staying healthy during this challenging time and connecting with nature, either indoors or outdoors, as you are able. We'll continue to work each day on behalf of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, wildlife and people in ways that keep all of us safe. Please stay in touch; we need you on #TeamNature!
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING and Communications/MEDIA CONTACT
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR
124 Second St, Room 33
Baraboo, WI 53913
Baraboo Hills Project Coordinator: Ann Calhoun
N8740 Pickeral Lake Rd.
East Troy WI 53120-1836
Director of Water Conservation: Sarah Gatzke
342 Louisiana St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Director of Land Conservation: Nicole Van Helden
Street Address: 8648 Highway 51 North, Unit 3
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 421
Minocqua, WI 54548
Deputy State Director: Matt Dallman
Are Nature Conservancy preserves open to visitors?
The majority of the Conservancy’s preserves in Wisconsin are open to visitors for hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, bird watching, and photography. A few preserves are generally closed to the public, either due to access or liability problems or because even limited use would destroy the natural features we seek to protect.
Many Wisconsin nature preserves are ADA accessible. Learn more here.
You can find descriptions and directions to many of these preserves in the Places We Protect section of this web site.
Can I hunt on Nature Conservancy preserves?
The Conservancy provides hunting opportunities for deer, turkey and other game species at most Wisconsin preserves. Learn more here.
Does Wisconsin have volunteer opportunities?
Yes! We hold regular stewardship work day at many of our preserves, and we have occasional office volunteer needs. Go to the Get Involved tab at the top of this page and search “Wisconsin” to find upcoming events.
We also post volunteer opportunities on the Volunteer Match web site.
If you’re interested in office projects or volunteering regularly on our preserves, please fill out a Wisconsin Volunteer Application.
Feel free to contact us with any questions at WIVolunteer@tnc.org!
How can I speak up about policy and funding issues that affect conservation in Wisconsin?
You can sign up for Wisconsin Great Places News if you want to help us speak up for Wisconsin’s lands, waters and wildlife. You’ll receive news about our work in Wisconsin, and, from time to time, we will send action alerts via Great Places News asking you to contact your Wisconsin legislators to support state and federal policy and funding issues that affect the Wisconsin lands, waters and wildlife you love. If you are interested in taking action for nature beyond Wisconsin, you can visit our Action Center any time.
Who should I talk to about address changes and duplicate mailings?
You can e-mail Thea Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should I talk to if I own or know of a property that should be conserved?
Please contact Maureen O'Brien at email@example.com.
Who serves on the Wisconsin chapter’s Board of Trustees?
2021-2022 Wisconsin Board of Trustees
Senator Herbert H. Kohl
Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.
Chair: Chris Noyes, River Hills
Vice-Chair: Davor Grgic, Elkhart Lake
Vice-Chair: Tom Hrabik, Duluth, MN
Treasurer: Patricia Kampling, Middleton
Tom Boldt, Appleton
Douglas Caves, Middleton
Debra A. Cervenka, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Kristine Cleary, Milwaukee
Ankur Desai, Madison
Claire Hackmann, Milwaukee
Jeff Keller, Burlington
George Koonce, Fond du Lac
Janet Loewi, Madison
Martha Luber Pelrine, Sister Bay
Edie Brengel Radtke, Milwaukee
Jim Schleif, Milwaukee
Michael Sheppard, Milwaukee
George Shinners, Antigo
Joy Zedler, Oregon
What is the process if I would like to do scientific research at a TNC preserve in WI?
To apply for a research permit, please download and fill out our application and send it to us electronically. Appropriate Conservancy staff will be involved with reviewing the application, including scientists, land managers and program directors. We also coordinate with staff of other agencies, in particular the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, for many of our research permits.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We are impacting conservation in more than 70 countries and territories—protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.