At The Nature Conservancy, science plays a leading role in our work. It helps us answer questions, make decisions, solve conservation challenges and measure our success.
In Wisconsin, science supports our efforts to protect forests, grasslands, wetlands, lakes and streams for people and nature. We partner with scientists from universities, agencies, and other conservation organizations to study everything from the best way to control invasive species to how to gauge the health of our northern forests.
We share our research with the conservation community at conferences and workshops and by publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Below you can read stories about our innovative science projects and learn how to get a permit to conduct research at Nature Conservancy preserves.
We’re using science to change our management and create a more diverse forest that will be more resilient to changing conditions, including climate.
We’re collaborating on a tool to help decision-makers in Wisconsin decide where to invest in wetland protection and restoration.
From climate change to invasive species, scientific research makes our conservation work more efficient and effective. Learn more
Scientists test new technique to help native plants compete with Eurasian water milfoil at Lulu Lake Preserve. Learn more
A new model uses bird surveys to gauge forest health at Wild Rivers Legacy Forest in northeast Wisconsin. Learn More
Scientists assess impact of different conservation strategies on forests over the next 100 years. Learn more
Our Wisconsin preserves serve as outdoor laboratories. Learn how you can apply for a research permit.
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