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Connecting people to conservation in Wisconsin








FROM THE DIRECTOR Ruth Oppedahl For the first time in our 33-year history we are running a campaign. Not just any campaign, but one that will solidify the future of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Because nature is infinite, our responsibility to provide support for our public lands, wildlife, and education is beyond the horizon of any of our lives. Our answer to this is to build an endowment, a goal we have been working towards for the Foundation ever since the 2015 budget cuts to critical conservation work in Wisconsin, including funds that supported our grant programs, Field Trips, and daily operations. Thank you to those who have already made gifts to our Bluffs to Great Lake Shores Campaign. If you have not yet given, this is my last chance to ask you for your support. What does the Foundation mean to you? Is your soul recharged when admiring a tiger beetle, or the view of the Wisconsin River from Ferry Bluff? Do you feel a

deeper connection to our state’s natural wonders after attending a Field Trip? My experience with the Foundation has answered all those questions with a resounding “YES”! Together our work makes a difference for the land, waters, and wildlife we ♥. As of August 20, 2019 I will have moved on to the next adventure in our wonderful world. It has been an honor to serve as the executive director for the past seven years, and a joy to see how much the Foundation has grown. Even though Foundation staff may come and go, this endowment makes sure the Foundation will outlive all of us and be there for the future. It will mean a lot to me, our staff, and the Foundation if we exceed our goal of $1.1 million. We are grateful and honored by your trust in the Foundation. I look forward to seeing you down the road, or on the river.

Ruth Oppedahl, Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kristine Krause, Board Chair Mark LaBarbera, Vice Chair Jim Matras, Secretary Tom Dott, Treasurer Dave Adam James Bennett Linda Bochert Bruce Braun Kristine Euclide Rebecca Haefner Martin Henert Jim Hubing Diane Humphrey Lueck William Lunney Tom Olson Bill Smith Michael Williamson FOUNDATION STAFF Ruth Oppedahl, Executive Director Will Dougherty, Field Trip Assistant Shari Henning, Operations Manager Jaime Kenowski, Communications Coordinator Lauren Koshere, Member Philanthropy Officer John Kraniak, Membership Director Kim Kreitinger, Outreach Coordinator Diane Packett, Birdathon Coordinator Emily Sprengelmeyer, Office Manager Christine Tanzer, Field Trip Director Caitlin Williamson, Director of Conservation Programs Camille Zanoni, Director of Philanthropy OUR MISSION Connecting generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

Honorary & memorial gifts

In Memory of Stephen Solheim Nancy Dernehl Jeffrey McKinnon Regis Miller Catherine Van Domelen Donald Waller

February 11, 2019 – June 18, 2019

The Foundation recognizes gifts made in honor or memory of the following people: In Memory of Roger Amundson Lori Brabant Sandra Chiesa Thomas & Linda Hansen Bree Heffner Jan Ketelle Jon McLaughlin James Raber Kenny Savaglia Victoria Sturm

In Memory of Melanie Funseth Greg & Amy Funseth

In Memory of Deanne Bauer & Sally Manzara Jarell Kuney

In Memory of Harley Susan Shedivy

In Honor of Donald J Cochenour Deborah Cochenour In Honor of Kinni Corridor Collaborative Judie Babcock In Memory of Jeanne Evert Jeannine McKoy In Memory of Ed & Dorothy Faber Joyce & David Weizenicker In Honor of Richard G. Fisher Mary Jo Moch In Honor of Ralph Frey Tammy Frey



In Honor of Pat Gardner Pam Moore In Memory of Leslie Hamilton Wayne Block In Memory of Bud Hanson Karen Hanson

In Honor of Chris Jennings William Schierl In Honor of Mari D. Jung Wendy Heintz-Joehnk In Memory of Jackie Macaulay Stewart Macaulay In Memory of Marlen Kaiser Mark Graf Judith Lopez In Honor of Rev John Mattek Doug Mattek In Memory of Mary Lou Munts Michael Youngman

In Honor of Jim Olson Bill Lunney & Judie Pfeifer In Honor of Ruth Oppedahl Becky Brown & Kenneth Bro Lesleigh Luttrell Nancy McGill In Loving Memory of Richard A. Paull, Wisconsin outdoorsman and geologist. Rachel K. Paull In Memory of Reuben Reddeman Bill Anderson Association of Retired Conservationists Philys Clark Dorothy Hatfield Andrea Hotchkiss Kay Kinderman Lisa Lasecki Janet Mathison Colleen Mink Shelby Mulcahy Catherine Nelson Patricia Offord Ann Otis Cheryl Reddeman Todd Reddeman Beverly Reinke Tami Strang Todd Fletcher In Honor of Adena Rissman Amanda Meloy

In Memory of Maggie Stewart Sarah Newbauer Sarah Nowak Lisa Pekar Kathryn Petrie Ryan Reynebeau Natalya Wells In Memory of Maurice & Elda Stillmank Paul Stilmank In Memory of Kathryn A. Trudell Lois Bergerson Janet & Michael Brandt Shari & Mark Eggleson Jill Fermanich Kathryn Hueppchen Joyce & Rolland Kiel Robert Kluge Matthew Owens Susan Swenson Donna Wise Koenig Kathleen Zuelsdorff In Honor of Janice Wittkopp Rebecca Ketelsen In Honor of Meg Ziegler Mary Williams In Memory of Jason Wade Zipperer Bonnie Kleiber

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From Bluffs to Great Lake Shores



Milestone Reached We are thrilled to share as of July 2019 we have raised over $1 million in gifts and pledges for our Bluffs to Great Lake Shores Campaign and have just $15,000 left to go to reach our $1.1 million goal! Show how much you love Wisconsin by making a gift to this important campaign so we can keep the Foundation strong and ready to respond to our state’s most critical conservation needs.

Why We Give

Gerry and I grew up rural Wisconsin and exploring the natural areas around us was an important part of life. My family farm had some near-by woods I visited for wildflowers and berry picking, and Gerry and his friends would bike to local wooded areas to explore. By supporting the Foundation’s work, we hope others will continue to experience these wonderful places, just as we did.

-Barb & Gerry Hussin, Campaign Cornerstone Contributors

Exclusive Campaign Events

White-Tailed Deer Collaring

Lake Michigan Conservation Cruise

Fall Color Mississippi River Cruise

September 8, 2019

September 28, 2019

February 2020

Cruise through the heart of downtown Milwaukee and into Lake Michigan while learning about coastal ecology and the Foundation’s recent efforts to restore some of Southeast Wisconsin’s most important coastal dune habitats.

Delight in peak fall colors along the “Great River Road” as you cruise aboard an iconic paddleboat. Enjoy a conservation lecture with Wisconsin wildlife expert and Conservation Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Scott Craven.

Get up close with one of Wisconsin’s iconic wildlife species! Join research scientists from the Department of Natural Resources as they capture and collar white-tailed deer as part of their wildlife research. • Kim Kreitinger P: 608-409-3110 • E: Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin



Securing the Future of Wisconsin’s Native Pollinators



fritillary, and phlox moth. Wisconsin also lies in the central migratory flyway for the monarch butterfly, whose populations have taken a steep dive in the past several decades due to loss of food source and habitat in the US, as well as deforestation of their wintering grounds in Mexico.

From homeowners landscaping with native wildflowers, to schools building pollinator gardens, to farmers planting prairie strips on their land — there are steps we can all take today to support pollinators who are declining here in Wisconsin and across the globe. By Jaime Kenowski are all contributing to rapidly declining pollinator populations here in Wisconsin, and all over the world.

Pollinators like bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, birds — and even bats, in some areas of the world — play a vital role in the natural world through pollination, the act of transferring pollen from flower to flower which helps plants produce seeds and fruit. Despite their value to our economy and natural communities, factors like loss of habitat for feeding and nesting, pesticide and herbicide use, invasive species, climate change, and diseases


Wisconsin’s Wild Pollinators



Wisconsin is home to multiple wild pollinator species thought to be in decline, including the federally endangered rusty-patched bumble bee pictured on the cover of this issue of Bridges. Once a common sight in the Midwest, rusty-patched bumble bee populations have plummeted by 87% in the past 20 years, and it is estimated they are only present in 0.1% of their historical range. Other species of concern in Wisconsin include the yellowbanded bumble bee, American bumble bee, the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly and Poweshiek skipperling, and the state endangered northern blue butterfly, regal

Karen Oberhauser, director of the UW-Arboretum and University of Wisconsin entomologist, says a major factor driving monarch habitat loss in the United States is the use of herbicides on farmland that covers most of the monarch breeding range. The rising use of crops that are genetically modified to be herbicide resistant allow farmers to spray plants after they emerge, wiping out the milkweed that used to grow in these fields. “Monarchs are our modern-day canary in a coal mine,” says Oberhauser, who has been studying monarchs for over 30 years. “They used to be a common species. They can survive in many different types of habitats, from pristine fields to corn fields. If we’re doing things that are changing the environment so drastically that we are seeing this rate of decline, we need to pay attention.”

Why are pollinators important? Door County cherry jam, apple pies, cranberry juice — even cheesecurds, and micro-brews — the work of pollinators is critical to the foods we enjoy including many signature Wisconsin products. While some plant species are able to fertilize without the aid of pollinators, more than 85% of the world’s flowering plants and two-thirds of the world’s crop Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

Hope for Wisconsin Pollinators


-Jay Watson

Wisconsin is the country’s top exporter of cranberries, which are pollinated by bees.

Our morning cup of coffee, the cotton found in our clothes, honey used in lotions and makeup, alfalfa that is fed to livestock who then in turn create dairy products – the ripple effect of a world without pollinators goes far beyond the produce section. In some parts of the world where human labor is cheaper than renting bees, farmers have taken to the time intensive and painstaking process of hand pollination in response to pollinator decline. Technology-driven solutions are also being considered, with robotic bee drones or “RoboBees” first introduced by Harvard University researchers in 2013, and patents for “pollination drones” filed by multinational retail corporation Walmart in 2018. In Watson’s opinion these are not viable solutions. “Aside from being an expensive Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin


One in three mouthfuls of food and drink we consume is dependent on the work of pollinators.

individuals, to schools, to businesses, to farmers,” she shares. “Our small actions, combined together, can make a significant difference for the future of Wisconsin pollinators.”

National, state, and local agencies and organizations are working together to recover pollinator populations, from planting milkweed and prairie strips on agricultural land to developing pesticide policies that are better for pollinators. Efforts in Wisconsin have ramped up as well, notably through the development of the Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Plan in 2015 that provides recommendations on how everyone, from homeowners to beekeepers, can help out. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is also taking action on multiple fronts. In 2017 the Foundation joined the Monarch Joint Venture, a collaborative effort with more than 50 partners working on monarch conservation throughout the country. “We also support pollinators through our grant programs, like helping schools build pollinator gardens through our Go Outside grants, and through our Field Trip Program,” says Caitlin Williamson, Director of Conservation Programs for the Foundation. Most recently, the Foundation received a $500,000 gift, the largest outright donation in the history of the organization, to establish the Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund that will support statewide pollinator recovery efforts through outreach, research, and habitat restoration (see page 8). Williamson agrees that achieving pollinator conservation goals will require an “all hands on deck” approach, which gives her hope. “The great thing about pollinators is that everyone can get involved, from

How You Can Help

• C onsult the Wisconsin Pollinator

Protection Plan for a comprehensive guide on how you can help.

• G arden with native wildflowers and

milkweed. A variety of native species that bloom at different times through the year gives pollinators important food sources, and milkweed is the only plant monarchs will use to lay their eggs.

• M inimize (or eliminate) the use of

pesticides and herbicides. Pesticides are harmful or deadly to pollinators, and herbicides may kill the plants they rely on.

• P rovide nesting sites. Many bees nest in the ground. Leave a section of your yard unmulched or undisturbed, with logs, branches, or bare earth.

• “Bee” Aware! Be cautious of products

like “bug boxes” or “bee hotels” you can buy online or in stores, which can actually do more harm than good.

• B ecome a citizen-scientist. Help collect data about pollinators with Journey North, the Bumble Bee Brigade, or the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project.

• S upport the Wisconsin Pollinator

Protection Fund (see page 8). Type “WI Pollinator Protection Fund” under the “Donate to Endowed Fund” text field when you make your gift online. BRIDGES/SUMMER 2019



alternative, we simply cannot replace the work done by natural pollinators who have adapted over time to efficiently and effectively pollinate plants in ways we could never come close to replicating.” He also emphasizes that while pollinators are critical to our agricultural crops, they are equally important to the health of our natural communities, including Wisconsin’s 687 designated State Natural Areas that are home to the majority of Wisconsin’s endangered and threatened species, as well as species of special concern.

species are dependent on pollinators for reproduction. “One in three mouthfuls of food and drink we consume is dependent on the work of pollinators,” says DNR Conservation Biologist Jay Watson. “Wisconsin pollinator-dependent crops including apples, cherries, green beans, cucumbers, and cranberries account for over $55 million in annual production, as well as an estimated $3.5 million in annual honey and beeswax production,” he shares.

Your Support AT WORK

Journey North migrates to Wisconsin

Journey North, one of the most widely recognized citizen science programs, is now housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Arboretum. The program tracks migrations and seasons, mapping real time sightings of species like Monarch butterflies, hummingbirds, and robins as they move in waves across America. Journey North is easy and fun to use, gathering data from participants who range from teachers to scientists at over 60,000 registered sites in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The Arboretum is quickly becoming an important leader for citizen science in Wisconsin and beyond, by training volunteers, contributing and analyzing data, and supporting citizen science programs such as Journey North. We are proud to help build capacity for this important program and other citizen science efforts at the Arboretum.

New partnerships engage Wisconsin farmers in pollinator conservation

Casey Langan

Thanks to funding from our Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund, new partnerships with Pheasants Forever and the Sand County Foundation are taking shape to support farmers who are interested in creating pollinator habitat on their agricultural lands. Funding will support projects such as the use of precision agriculture techniques that identify low yield fields that can be turned into pollinator habitat, increasing farmers’ return on investment. This effort will not only establish pollinator habitat on Wisconsin’s farmlands, but will also help build long-term relationships with farmers and inspire their peers and communities to get involved with pollinator conservation. We are excited to support these important and innovative efforts to engage farmers, which is critical to helping recover the Monarch population and other pollinators in Wisconsin.

School butterfly gardens connect students to nature



Sara Windjue

Thanks to funding from our Go Outside Fund, nearly a dozen schools across Wisconsin have established butterfly gardens that provide an outdoor learning space for students while creating important pollinator habitat. At McDill Elementary in Portage County, students, teachers, and parents came together to build a 400 squarefoot native plant garden on their school grounds. Second graders now use the garden to learn about the butterfly life cycle and the value of native plants to butterflies and other pollinators. They also gain gardening skills during the planting process and use the space study the plants and wildlife throughout the school year. A big thank you to Alliant Energy Foundation for helping to support this work!

Joshua Mayer

You can help Help us build a permanent endowment fund for Wisconsin pollinator conservation efforts! Designate your gift to the Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund when you make a gift. See more ways to help on page 5. Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

Winners of the 2018 Field Trip Photo Contest Every year you send us your best photos that capture incredible moments from our Field Trips. Together we’ve treaded among blooming shooting stars, listened to the twilight frog chorus, and paddled through hidden spring ponds. These unique experiences connect our members to the critical conservation work being done to protect Wisconsin’s precious natural resources — take a look!

1st Kayaking Adventure by Patty Henry Sauk County, WI

Honorary Mentions Prairie Smoke by Tim Eisele Green County, WI

Exploring the quiet side of the Wisconsin Dells on the “Paddle the Dells” NRF Field Trip at the Wisconsin River State Natural Area. NRF provides important funding for the management and restoration of Wisconsin’s public lands.

2nd Kirtland’s Warbler by Dennis Randall Adams County, WI

Release of Banded American Kestrel by Barbara Swan Bancroft, WI

Male Kirtland’s warbler singing on the “Kirtland’s Warbler Up Close” NRF Field Trip near Rome, WI. NRF has provided funding for Kirtland’s warbler recovery through the Bird Protection Fund.

Northern Saw-whet Owl by Schleitwiler Stevens Point, WI



American Kestrel Chick James Tenorio Bancroft, WI

Caspian Tern by Bruce Bartel Brown County, WI

Kestrel nestling ready to be banded on the “Kestrel Banding on the Buena Vista Grasslands” NRF Field Trip in Portage County, WI. Proceeds from this trip supported American kestrel research and conservation.

Caspian tern foraging for fish on the “Shorebirds & Waterbirds of Cat Island” NRF Field Trip in Lower Green Bay. NRF has provided funding for endangered tern recovery through the Bird Protection Fund.

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Be sure to bring your camera on Field Trips each year. Your photograph may be the winner of the 2019 contest! BRIDGES/SUMMER 2019



The Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund Featured Fund

When two of our members approached us for advice on how they could make the biggest impact with their gift, we never imagined it would lead to the creation of one of the largest funds in the history of the Foundation. Long-time supporters of Wisconsin conservation, the donors — who wish to remain anonymous — committed an incredible $500,000 donation to establish the Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund which will support native pollinator conservation across the state. “We decided it was time to support pollinators because they are the unsung heroes of the special ecosystems we enjoy in Wisconsin,” the donors shared. “While they don’t come readily to mind when we think about Wisconsin’s natural areas, these tiny creatures are vital to supporting the habitats that plants and animals depend on.” The Foundation’s Director of Conservation Programs,

Cait Williamson, did extensive research to create a proposal that centered on four areas, including capacity building for Wisconsin pollinator conservation, habitat creation and enhancement, research and monitoring, as well as education and outreach. “Not all of our members are aware that we can support them in an advisory capacity,” said Ruth Oppedahl, executive director of the Foundation. “When members approach us with conservation issues that matter deeply to them, we can make recommendations on how to direct their funds in a way that will have the most impact.” One key strategy for the donors was to provide a matching gift to establish an endowment with the Foundation that will provide permanent support for Wisconsin’s pollinators. “Pollinator conservation will take decades of work, and long-term sustainable support,” said Williamson, “this fund will play an enormous role in Wisconsin’s pollinator conservation efforts and we are so grateful to the donors for their transformative gift.”


By Jaime Kenowski

Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Fund Strategies

Capacity Building

Precision Agriculture

Exciting new staff positions in the Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative and the Department of Natural Resources.

Helping farmers identify agricultural land with low crop yield that can instead be made into pollinator habitat.

Citizen-based Monitoring

Survey Threatened Species

Training opportunities for citizenbased monitoring programs, like the Bumble Bee Brigade or Journey North.

Helping scientists better understand pollinator populations and inform conservation efforts.

Small-Scale Habitat Projects

Right-of-Way Habitat Restoration

Engaging farmers in pollinator conservation through prairie buffers, strips, and other smallscale habitat projects.

Restoring landscapes held under easement by transportation departments, utilities, railways, etc.

Community-Based Projects

Engage Urban & Rural Youth

Supporting communitybased pollinator projects like planting butterfly gardens and pollinator education.

Connecting urban and rural youth with projects like partnering with local farmers to build pollinator habitat.

Help us build a permanent endowment fund for Wisconsin pollinator conservation. Designate your gift to the WI Pollinator Protection Fund when you donate online at 8


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Dear Friends, One of our core beliefs at the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is that nature has inherent value, and that people have the ability to make a difference. When we look back on 2018 we saw just how true this can be. First, we celebrated the 25-year anniversary of our Field Trip program, an initiative that began in 1993 as just three trips piloted by Barb Barzen. Twenty-five years and 2,604 trips later, our Field Trips have grown to become a core part of our mission under the leadership of Christine Tanzer who took on the program in 1997. With the support of over 5,000 members and supporters, we made great strides in our grant programs. Last year we continued to expand our focus on education and outreach, increasing our grantmaking in this area by nearly 500%. We also celebrated the success of wildlife repopulation efforts, like the steady comeback of endangered species like the Kirtland’s warbler and the piping plover. Finally, we continued to respond to the 2015 state budget cuts that eliminated over 10% of our operational budget and challenged us to work harder than ever to make sure no part of our impact on Wisconsin was lost. By the end of 2018, our Bluffs to Great Lake Shores Campaign was well on its way to reaching our $1.1 million goal that will allow us to establish a permanent endowment fund, the Evergreen Fund, so we can be ready to respond to Wisconsin’s most critical conservation needs. All of this was possible thanks to the support we receive from our members, partner organizations, volunteers, and Field Trip leaders. Thank you for your commitment to WisConservation. We look forward to all the ways we can make a difference in 2019!


To connect generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

Martin Henert 2018 Board Chair JOSHUA MAYER

Ruth Oppedahl Executive Director

Our Mission

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Your Impact $474,070 Invested in Wisconsin In 2018, your contributions helped fund more than 200 grants across Wisconsin, connecting generations to our state’s beloved outdoors and responding to Wisconsin’s most critical conservation needs. From building ADA accessible boardwalks, to increasing support for education and outreach, to funding recovery efforts for imperiled species, you helped make a difference.



New endowed funds established

Counties impacted



Partner organizations supported

Projects funded

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Whatever part of Wisconsin you love, we are here to care for it. PHOTO: J. trICK




Restoring Wisconsin’s Most Ecologically Important Landscapes $295,499 Invested in Lands & Waters In 2018, you helped fund 53 projects to manage and restore the lands and waters you love, from old-growth forests in Ridgeway Pine Relict, to fragile dune communities in Kohler-Andrae State Park. We worked with dozens of partners to preserve Wisconsin’s incredible natural communities, funding projects for habitat restoration, invasive species removal, prescribed burns, trail improvements, and increased access to our public lands and parks.





Projects for trail improvements

State Park properties supported

State Natural Areas managed

Projects across Wisconsin

Perrot State Park

Located in the Driftless Area along the Mississippi River, Perrot State Park is home to hundreds of species of animals and plants. Last year we supported restoration work at two State Natural Areas within the park at Brady’s Bluff Prairie and Trempealeau Mountain, a majestic rock hill surrounded by water. Our C.D. Besadny grant also funded new educational signs for a pollinator prairie at the Perrot Nature Center which receives 450,000 visitors every year.

Joshua Mayer


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Protecting Wisconsin’s Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species $89,436 invested in Wildlife With your support we were able to respond to the needs of some of Wisconsin’s most imperiled species, from monitoring monarch populations, to investing in forward-thinking solutions for bat conservation. We also celebrated awarding more than $1 million for bird conservation from our Bird Protection Fund since it was created in 2009.

Monitoring Ornate Box Turtle Research

Habitat Management Kirtland’s Warbler Recovery

Recovery Work Wisconsin Bat Conservation Fund

Education Monarch Citizen Science Training

The Wisconsin Amphibian and Reptile Conservation fund provided research and monitoring for these endangered turtles.

The Kirtland’s warbler, one of Wisconsin’s rarest birds, increased in population size and expanded its range in Wisconsin.

We continued to support conservation efforts to address white-nose syndrome.

Volunteer citizen scientists contributed to a critical need for data that informs monarch conservation efforts.

Photo WDNR

Photo Trina Soyk

PHOTO: Heather Kaarakka

Photo: Joshua mayer

Piping Plover Recovery In 2018, we funded restoration efforts for the endangered piping plover, a shorebird that could once be seen darting along the shores of the Great Lakes. Your contributions supported recovery efforts for their growing population (now up to at least 70 nesting pairs!) through the creation and monitoring of breeding sites as well as banding piping plover chicks. J. Trick



Connecting Communities to the Wonders of the Natural World $ 94,636 invested in Education & Outreach

Elementary school pollinator gardens, citizen-science trainings, internships to explore natural resource careers ... in 2018 we expanded our support of education and outreach programs and increased our environmental education grantmaking by nearly 500%! We also launched an initiative to help us better understand how the Foundation can be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, both in our operations and our programs.



Grants for education

Master Naturalists trained



Field Trips offered

Wisconsinites connected to nature

Josh Putnam

Wonder Bugs on the Road

Aldo Leopold Nature Center


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Last year, our Go Outside fund supported “Wonder Bugs on the Road” at Aldo Leopold Nature Center. “Wonder Bugs” brings free, hands-on programming to families and children at local community centers where they can explore seasonal topics through outdoor adventures, music, crafts, and reading, covering lessons like Read Owl About It, Those Prickly Pines, and Deer John.

2018 Financial Overview In 2018, you helped us secure over $900,000 towards the Bluffs to Great Lake Shores Campaign’s $1.1million-dollar goal, a giant leap towards building a permanent endowment fund for the Foundation. The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund has nearly tripled in growth since 2014, ending the year with over half a million dollars to support our state’s 1.5 million acres of publicly owned lands and waters. Endowment assets also grew with the establishment of five new endowed funds, bringing the total to 94 funds valued at over 7 million dollars. Thank you for your generous contributions that allow us to care for the lands, waters, and wildlife you cherish!

Mark LaBarbera Treasurer

REVENUE Direct Contributions: Fee Revenue Market Losses: In-kind and Other

$ 1,750,664.00 $ 24,578.00 $ (404,085.00) $ 279,919.00

Total Revenue

$ 1,651,076.00

Revenue from Direct Contributions

Government 14% Foundations 13% Organizations & Corporations 8%

EXPENSES Gifts to Others Programs Fundraising Management

$ $ $ $

474,070.00 454,656.00 156,243.00 256,982.00

Total Expenses

$ 1,341,951.00

Individuals 65%

Grantmaking by Impact Area

Wildlife 18% Education 20%

Lands and Waters 62%

FINANCIAL POSITION Total Assets: Total Liabilities: Long-term Liabilities:

$ 13,528,496.00 $ 6,198,250.00 $ 13,837.00

Total Net Assets:

$ 7,330,246.00

*The financial information included in this report is preliminary, unaudited and subject to revision upon completion of the Foundation’s closing and audit processes. 2018 ANNUAL REPORT


2018 Donors Thank you for making a difference in Wisconsin. DONORS BY NAME AND GIVING LEVEL $100,000 to $299,999 Caerus Foundation, Inc. Margaret Jones National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Wisconsin DNR $50,000 to $99,999 Anonymous (1) Fund for Lake Michigan Sandra Raby** Trout Unlimited Southern Wisconsin Chapter $25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous (2) James & Mary Hlaban Kristine Krause & Scott Patulski Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation $10,000 to $24,999 Anonymous (3) Brookby Foundation Neal & Carla Butenhoff Douglas & Sherry Caves Coastal Management Program DOA Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council John Kaiser** Bill & Lisa Keen Charles Mowbray Peter Ostlind Thomas Ragatz Donald Reed & Linda Reed Bob & Nancy Rudd Judith & James Schwarzmeier Penelope & Gary Shackelford John Shillinglaw Patricia Stocking $5,000 to $9,999 Anonymous (1) Linda Bochert & David Hanson John C. Bock Foundation Bruce & Nancy Braun Virginia Coburn Johanna Fabke Friends of Cherokee Marsh Rebecca Haefner Kathleen Hawkins & Charles Marn Lux Foundation, Inc. Madison Audubon Society Jim Matras Tom & Barbara Olson Mary Oster REI Audrey Reineck

Michael & Erica SanDretto Ron & Ann Semmann We Energies Foundation Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education $1,000 to $4,999 Anonymous (2) David & Kathryn Adam Agrecol Corporation Karl Andersen & Carolyn Heidemann Associated Bank Mike & Karen Austad Valerie Bailey-Rihn & David Rihn Jane Barnett Patricia Becker Thomas & Carol Beech Janet & Michael Brandt Hugh & Helena Brogan Foundation Patrick Caffrey & Margaret Zappen Clare & Matthew Carlson Laura Carlson Laurits & Bea Christensen Jon & Carolee Crabb Beverly Cram Barry & Barbara DeBoer Derse Foundation Thomas & Kira Dott Helen Drexler Timothy & Linda Eisele Kristine Euclide & Douglas Steege First Business Bank Carol Fleishauer Kathleen Foley Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center Friends of Perrot State Park Stephen Glass & Sharon Dunwoody Connie & Wayne Grogan Jeffrey Grundahl Laura Guy & James Prosser Robert & Elke Hagge Jr. Jeanie Harbeck Bettie & Neal** Harriman Julie Hastreiter Heinrichs Home Comfort Rick Heinritz Martin & Ellen Henert Tod Highsmith & Joan Braune Robert & Merrill Horswill James & Sharel Hubing Jeffrey & Erin Huebschman Diane Humphrey Lueck & Gary Lueck Paul Hunter & Sophie Kramer Gerry & Barbara Hussin JP Cullen Foundation Trudy Karlson & David Weber Kaytee Avian Foundation Kettle Moraine Natural History Association Mary Korkor Mary Krall Dan Krunnfusz & Cathy Bleser

James & Rebecca Kurtz Mark & Coni LaBarbera David Ladd Douglas & Martha Lee Roma Lenehan Richard Lorang Wiliam Lunney & Judie Pfeifer Richard Emmons Luthin Tim & Laura Maleski Ryan & Denise Mallery Tess Mallery Tuck Mallery Bob & Betsy Manger MGE Foundation LaVonne Middleton David & Ann Moffat Monarch Joint Venture Thomas Nash, III & Corinna Gries Catherine Nelson Patty & Ed Neumueller Lorain Olsen Judy & Jim Olson Michael & Jennifer Olson Outdoor Heritage Education Center, Inc. Pewaukee Lake Improvement Association Janet & Andrew Raddatz Ronda Richards & Robert Ley Mollie Ring Greta Rogers Diane Rosner & Bill O’Neill Richard & Carlile Schneider Carl & Barbara Schwartz Single Step Foundation Ronald A Skarie Marcia & Dan Smith William & Jacqueline Smith Kurt & Susan Sroka Lowell Tesky Shannon Thielman Thrivent Financial for Lutherans TIAA Mark & Christine Troudt Jim Trumpy Deborah & Patrick Turski Roger & Lynn Van Vreede Vortex Kimberly & Thomas Walz Peter & Lynne Weil Michael Williamson Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Wisconsin Department of Administration Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, Inc. Levi & Janet Wood John Bryant Wyman Xcel Energy Foundation Caryl Zaar

$500 to $999 Anonymous (3) Richard Albert Aldo Leopold Audubon Society Alliant Energy Foundation Ameriprise Financial Russell & Vicki Anderson Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce Association of Retired Conservationists Jane Ayer Shelley & Kevin Baker Jennell & Mark Ballering Bruce & Kathleen Bartel Aimee Becker Sarah Bennett & Christopher Alfeld Anna Biermeier & Roger Hanson Merle & Nancy Biggin Kenneth Buelow Catherine & David Burrows Mark & Tina Buttner Ellen Censky Charlottesville Area Community Foundation James & Ann DeLine Robert & Diane Dempsey Catherine Drexler & Wade Mueller Karen Etter Hale & Jim Hale Elizabeth Fennema Susan Ford-Hoffert Friends of Dodge County Parks Friends of Wyalusing State Park Kristine & Bruce Gabert Rebecca Gilman & Charles Harmon Sandra & John Goggin Susan Groshong & Robert Dillard Groundswell Conservancy Kathleen Gruentzel Kathy Haines David Hall & Marjorie Devereaux Emil & Wava Haney Richard Hansen Michael Hartz Michael & Kim Herro Leslie Hertz James & Esther Huntoon Kristin Kauth Friends of Ken Knowles Kikkoman Foods Foundation, Inc. Erika Lee Susan Lewis & Eric Larson Rita Lloyd Warren Loveland Alan & Rona Lukazewski Kristi Lund Alfred Lustig & Janice Watson Doug & Tracy Marconnet Colleen Marsden & Holly Anderson Patrick McGranahan Beth Meyerand & Chad Moritz Robert & Rebecca Moczulewski Ed & Linda Mordy

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Donalea Dinsmore Jane Edson Vonda Elmer & Joel Lord Lynne & Jim Emerick Gary & Judith Ertel Don Ferber Mary Lou Findley & L.J. Burlingame Brian & Sandra Flood Friends of Havenwoods, Inc. Michael Gabler James Gammon Lisa Gaumnitz Judy Gibbs Marion Giesecke Steven Goering Jean Gohlke Donald & Karen Grade Darrel & Ruthann Gunderson Dennis & Marge Hagman Vicki Halverson Kathleen Hartman Carolyn Haupert Sam & Sue Hendrickson Darcy & Gary Hess Thomas & Joyce Hirsch Alexander & Anukriti Hittle Andrew & Paula Holman Robert Holzrichter $250 to $499 Kathleen Hoover Anonymous (3) Judith Huf George & Linda Albright Kristine Jensen Charlie & Ginger Alden Donald & Diana Johnson Cheryl Allen Laurie Johnson David & Sarah Allen Lee & Rosemary Jones George & Kyoko Archibald Pamela Kahler & Stan Miller Mary & Jim Bachhuber Marjorie Kenyon-Cler & Joel Cler Holly & Jack Bartholmai James Kerkow Janet Battista Joyce & Rolland Kiel Denise Baylis Pam Kindschi Michael Bernhard & Nancy Doll Dorothy Klinefelter Barbara Besadny Terrence Knudsen Sarah Besadny & James Meiers Kurt & Renee Knutson Dale Beske & Dorothy Gertsch Kirsten Koegel & Jim O’Keane Terence & Susan Bischoff Robert & Jackie Koehler Wayne Block John & Mary Koeppe Judith & Allen Bodden Timothy Kohl Marilyn Bontly Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc. Barry Brezan & Carlen Schenk Kim Kreitinger & Eric Preston James & Karen Buck Richard & Marsha Krueger Dale Callaham & Susan Lancelle Ronald & Winnifred Krueger Roderick Cameron Dan Loescher Curt & Arlys Caslavka Mark Lohry Peter Clark Donna Lotzer Sherren Clark Joel & Pamela Lundgren Barbara & Ted Cochrane Thomas & Barbara Lyon Christine Coffin Jonathan Maag Groff & Lila Collett Stewart Macaulay Dennis & Janis Cooper Matenaer Corporation Jane Cordero Sarah Covington & Susan Crowson Dorla Mayer Susan & David McAlister Gayle & John De Baun Mary McCann Loretta Dichraff Kathleen McGwin Carla & Michael DiIorio Noel Cutright Bird Club Michael O’Connell Sheryl Pethers & Clair Carty Martha Phillips Marsha Rea Peter & Constance Roop Paul & Thea Sager Leslie & Dustan Sarazan David & Maureen Schwartz James & Kathleen Shurts Jamie Steuer Robert & Andrea Stupi Lindsey Tauber Steve & Jeanie Tomasko Linda Vogen Stephanie & Michael Vrabec Virgil & Margaret Wagner Art Walaszek & Suzanne Geerts John & April Wald Michael Wanger Ron & Diane Weber Katherine Wegner & Bob Andrews Keith & Catherine White Lyman & Lyn Wible Scott Wieczorek Jane Wiley Xcel Energy

Kevin McPherson Katherine Mehls Phyllis Menne Karen Mesmer & Robert Rolley Susan Mischler Gerald & Deelila Murray Mary Murrell Jamie & John Myers Alan Nass Northern Lake Service Inc Northwest Illinois Audubon Society Karen & Patrick O’Hagan Ruth Oppedahl Jeanna Owens Gail Piotrowski Kathryn Poehnelt Kathleen Redmond Craig Roberts & Mark Nofsinger Doris Rusch Shawn & Sarah Sabatke Jeanne & Scott Sargent James & Virginia Schultz Travis & Lauren Serebin Janice Sharp Rose & Jim Sime John Sippel Arthur Sonneland Patrick Stevens Larry Stopa Sycamore Audubon Society James & Debra Tenorio Donald & Elizabeth Tills Tomahawk Public Library Mike & Cheryl Trieschmann Michael & Margaret Uihlein Michael VanDe Ven Paul Vastag & Karen Wegner Katherine Vater LaVonne Wagner Carolyn Kott Washburne Glenn & Jane Watts Jerome Weber Neal & Cathy Wegner Jane & Al Wernecke John & Debra Wiegand Anita Wilson Deborah Wilson Jerry & Pam Wilson Vera Wong & Earl Morren Larry Zanoni Ric & Betty Zarwell James & Susan Zerwick Brent & Karen Zimmerman NATURAL HERITAGE CIRCLE Recognizing donors who have included the Foundation in their estate plans Anonymous (33) David Adam George & Linda Albright Robert Alexander Candye Andrus

Mike & Karen Austad David Bange James Bennett Linda Bochert & David Hanson Michael & Janet Brandt Paul Brandt** Daniel & Margaret Brown** Suzanne Covoloskie John Dolen Dee** Dale Druckery** Jane Edson Daniel Flaherty** Philip & Dale Grimm Cathy & Robert** Halpin Mary Hamel Marilyn Deutsch Hampton Rita Hayen & Walter Boeshaar Pamela & Craig Heilman Rick Heinritz Ken Jalowitz Thomas Jerow & Steven Schreier Robert Jostes Bill & Lisa Keen John & Mary Koeppe Mary Krall Martha Kronholm James & Rebecca Kurtz Holly Kuusinen Jerry** & Barbara Larson Karen Lawrence Duane Humphrey Lueck & Gary Lueck Kristi Lund Charles Luthin James Matras V.E. Nicholas** Arthur & Cora Oehmcke** Ruth Oppedahl Mary Oster Charles & Linda Pils Mary Ann Pittner** Sandra Raby** Janet & Andrew Raddatz Dave Redell** Mary Kay Ring Peter & Constance Roop Nancy & Robert Rudd Richard & Carlile Schneider Dan & LaVern Schroeder Rebecca Schroeder Gary & Penelope Shackelford David Simonsmeier Timothy Staats** Sarah Stoll** Mark & Christine Troudt John & Leslie Watschke Frank & Marianna Weinhold David & Joyce Weizenicker Jane Wiley Nash Williams** Reynold Zeller

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2018 Donors (Continued) CONSERVATION STEWARD SOCIETY Recognizing donors who contribute a $1,000 or more general membership gift Anonymous (3) David & Kathryn Adam Mike & Karen Austad Jane Barnett Linda Bochert & Dave Hanson Bruce & Nancy Braun Douglas & Sherry Caves Dr. Laurits & Bea Christensen Thomas & Kira Dott Timothy & Linda Eisele Stephen Glass & Sharon Dunwoody Laura Guy & James Prosser Dr. Rebecca Haefner Robert & Elke Hagge, Jr. Kathleen Hawkins & Charles Marn Rick Heinritz Martin & Ellen Henert Mary Krall Diane Humphrey Lueck & Gary Lueck William Lunney & Judie Pfeifer Mark & Coni LaBarbera Richard Emmons Luthin Tuck & Peggy** Mallery James Matras David** & LaVonne Middleton Charles & Carolyn** Mowbray Thomas Nash & Corrina Gries Lorain Olsen Tom & Barbara Olson Peter Ostlind Audrey Reineck Kurt & Laurie Schmude Carl & Barbara Schwartz Ronald & Ann Semmann William & Jacqueline Smith Kimberly & Thomas Walz Michael Williamson John Bryant Wyman WISCONSIN CONSERVATION ENDOWMENT CREATORS Anonymous (8) Patricia Anderson Jake & Kristin Barnes Bayfield Regional Conservancy James Bennett Lee Binkley Botanical Club of Wisconsin Janet & Michael Brandt Paul Brandt** Margery J Buckeridge** Neal & Carla Butenhoff Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station

Dale Druckrey** Dane County Conservation League Laura & Doug Dufford Dunn County Fish & Game Association Jane Edson** Frank Hornberg Chapter of Trout Unlimited Friends of Blue Mound State Park Friends of Brule River & Forest Friends of Cherokee Marsh Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park Friends of Dodge County Parks Friends of Governor Dodge State Park Friends of Havenwoods Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park Friends of Pike Lake Friends of the Cedarburg Bog Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Friends of Wyalusing State Park Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council Robert** & Cathy Halpin Mary Hamel James & Mary Hlaban James & Sharel Hubing Gerry & Barbara Hussin Jefferson County Parks Department Chris & Patricia Jeffords Robert Jostes John** & Marlen Kaiser Bill & Lisa Keen Mark & Coni LaBarbera Landmark Conservancy Pauline Langsdorf Richard & Debbie Loerke Charles Luthin & Nancy Piraino David & Patricia Luthin Mark & Laurie Luthin Richard Luthin Madison Audubon Society Ryan & Denise Mallery Tess Mallery Thomas Mallery Kamicia Miller John & Ann Molinaro Judy & James Olson Tom & Barbara Olson Peter Ostlind Ozaukee Washington Land Trust David Redell** Jennifer Redell Helen Ritter** River Alliance of Wisconsin Peter & Constance Roop Luida Sanders** Michael & Erica SanDretto

Marcela Schultz Beverly Schwabe Penelope & Gary Shackelford John Shillinglaw Society of Tympanuchus Cupido Pinnatus Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited Patricia Stocking Roger & Karen Sullivan The Nature Conservancy Wisconsin Chapter Frank Tenorio** James & Debra Tenorio Mark Tenorio Pat Tenorio** Paul & Brenda Tenorio Rita Tenorio & Mike Trokan Tom & Kristin Tenorio Mary Trewartha John Van Altena & Constance Brouillette Frank & Mariana Weinhold Joyce & David Weizenicker Wisconsin Society for Ornithology ESTATE ENDOWED FUND CREATORS Anonymous (1) George & Linda Albright Philip & Dale Grimm Mary Hamel Jim & Marilyn Hampton Pamela & Craig Heilman John & Mary Koeppe Martha Kronholm Bob & Nancy Rudd SUSTAINING DONORS Recognizing donors who make monthly recurring, automatic donations Jane Barnett Bruce & Kathleen Bartel Patricia Becker Richard & Katie Beilfuss Mike & Andrea Benco Anna Biermeier & Roger Hanson Wayne Block Linda Bochert & David Hanson Roderick Cameron Ken & Jean Cornish Howard Czoschke Laura DeGolier Paula & Eric Doherty Thomas & Kira Dott Paul & Kathy Fredrickson Richard Frost & Teri Wachuta Ione Garcia Sara Giacalone Jean Gohlke John & Brenda Hagman

Charles Hammer Jim & Marilyn Hampton Kathy & Christopher Hofmann Alyce Humphrey William Kaufmann Jeffrey & Debra Kelm Megan Kennedy Richard Emmons Luthin Tim & Laura Maleski Colleen Marsden & Holly Anderson Clint & Patricia Miller Mark Miner Jennifer Moore Patty & Ed Neumueller Katharine Odell Ruth Oppedahl Laurie Osterndorf & John Fedell Douglas & Suzanne Owens-Pike Linda Parrish Jayne Pelton Marsha Rea Daniel Schroeder Marcela Schultz Travis & Lauren Serebin Michael Severa James & Kathleen Shurts Robert & Andrea Stupi Robyn Tryggeseth Paul Vastag & Karen Wegner Harry Warden & Janice Randen Ron & Diane Weber Renate Witt Camille Zanoni & Samuel Pratsch James & Susan Zerwick CORPORATE CONSERVATION SUPPORTERS 105.5 Triple M Agrecol Native Seed & Plant Nursery Alliant Energy Foundation Associated Bank First Business Bank J.P. Cullen Kaytee Wild Bird Food MGE Foundation Outdoor Heritage Education Center REI TASC TIAA Xcel Energy Foundation Vortex Optics We Energies Foundation Wells Print and Digital Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

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2018 grant recipients At the Natural Resources Foundation, we believe that success is defined not by how many you rise above, but rather by how many you raise up by your side. Vince Aiello

Education Aldo Leopold Nature Center Algoma Elementary School Bayfield High School Ben Franklin Junior High Berlin High School Boscobel Elementary School Boston School Forest Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Brillion Middle School Cambria-Friesland School District Centro Hispano of Dane County Chegwin Elementary School City of New Richmond City of Reedsburg Clean Lakes Alliance Clintonville High School Coleman Elementary School Concordia Granville (LUMIN Schools) Crestwood Elementary School Cuba City Middle School Discovery World Ltd. DNR - Natural Heritage Conservation Downtown Montessori Academy Escuela Verde Franklin Elementary School Friends of Perrot State Park Friends of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Inc. Friends of the Bird Sanctuary, Inc Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands Friends of Urban Nature Glacier Creek Middle School High Marq Environmental Charter School Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center Hudson Prairie Elementary Iowa-Grant Elementary Middle School James Madison Elementary School Janesville Schools Outdoor Lab Jefferson Elementary School Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited Lodi Primary School Lourdes Academy Middle School Lussier Community Education Center Malcolm Shabazz City High School

Marathon Venture Academy McDill Elementary Schooll Mellen School District Mosinee Middle School Neenah High School Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, Inc. Nicolet High School North Lakeland Discovery Center Northland Pines School District Northwest (LUMIN Schools) Olson Elementary School PJ Jacobs Junior High Randolph High School Reedsburg Area High School Rexford-Longfellow Elementary School River Valley Middle School Riveredge Nature Center Ronald Reagan High School Saint Mary’s Springs Academy Sevastopol Elementary Sherman Park Lutheran School (LUMIN) Shullsburg Schools Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Sparta Area School District St. Croix River Association St. Martini Lutheran (LUMIN) St. Paul Lutheran School Tamarack Waldorf School Tomahawk Public Library Trees For Tomorrow Trout Unlimited – Kiap-TU-Wish University of Minnesota UW-Eau Claire Children’s Nature Academy Waukesha County Land Conservancy Wayne Bartels Middle School Westlawn Elementary School Wileman Elementary School Willow River Elementary Wilson Junior High Winneconne Elementary School Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. Wisconsin Green Schools Network Wisconsin Master Naturalist WisCorps, Inc. Woodland Montessori School

Public Lands & Waters Anderson Park Friends Carpenter Nature Center City of Port Washington Dane County Land and Water Resources Department DNR - Flambeau River State Forest DNR - Hartman Creek State Park DNR - Natural Heritage Conservation DNR - Parks & Recreation DNR - Wildlife Management Friends of Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary Friends of Lapham Peak Unit - Kettle Moraine State Forest Friends of MacKenzie Environmental Education Center Friends of Point Beach State Forest Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Parks Geneva Lake Conservancy, Inc. Groundswell Conservancy Jefferson County Parks Lac Courte Oreilles Conservation Department Landmark Conservancy Navarino Nature Center Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department Pringle Nature Center Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Standing Cedars Community Land Con. University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Woodland Dunes Nature Center

WILDLIFE Bird City Wisconsin Bluebird Restoration Association of WI Cornell Lab of Ornithology DNR - Fisheries DNR - Mercer DNR - Natural Heritage Conservation International Crane Foundation Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society River Bend Nature Center Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance Trout Unlimited - Fox Valley Trout Unlimited - Frank Hornberg Trout Unlimited - Green Bay Trout Unlimited - Oconto River Trout Unlimited - Shaw-Paca Trout Unlimited - Wisconsin Council Trout Unlimited - Wolf River Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

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