Mary Jean Huston
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 Resource Sustainability: Sarah Gatzke
342 Louisiana St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Director of Resilient Landscapes: 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 Gail Van Sluys in our Madison office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should I talk to if I own or know of a property that should be conserved?
Please contact Kurt Schlimme at 608-316-6433.
Who serves on the Wisconsin chapter’s Board of Trustees?
2018-2019 Wisconsin Board of Trustees
Senator Herbert H. Kohl
Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.
Chair: Janet Loewi, Madison
Vice-Chair: Peter Annin, Cornucopia
Vice Chair: Paul Jones, Six Mile, SC
Treasurer: Bill Berrien, Milwaukee
Tom Boldt, Appleton
Mark Brown, Madison
Debra Cervenka, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Ankur Desai, Madison
Andrew Eggum, Madison
Dan Erdman, Madison
Davor Grgic, Elkhart Lake
Patricia Kampling, Middleton
Jeff Keller, Burlington
George Koonce, Fond du Lac
Kim Marotta, Milwaukee
Chris Noyes, River Hills
Martha Luber Pelrine, Sister Bay
Ken Potter, Madison
Edie Brengel Radtke, Whitefish Bay
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.
Connect with The Nature Conservancy Worldwide
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 72 countries—protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia