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Lower Wisconsin Riverway by Tim Jacobson

Connecting people to conservation in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin’s Climate Response Fund

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FROM THE DIRECTOR David Clutter

wonderful experience for my family (thank you Kate!) I felt immense gratitude as my children witnessed a species that had come perilously close to extinction only decades ago, before conservation efforts intervened. Moments like this give us hope, strength, and remind us that our good work together makes a difference. Wisconsin is fortunate to be blessed with so many passionate conservationists and people who care deeply about our state’s natural resources. Thank you for all you do to steward these gifts which, in turn, make our world and our lives that much richer. With deepest gratitude,

David Clutter, Executive Director

FOUNDATION STAFF David Clutter, Executive Director Sarah Cameron, Great Wisconsin Birdathon Coordinator Shari Henning, Operations Manager Jaime Kenowski, Communications Coordinator Lauren Koshere, Member Philanthropy Officer John Kraniak, Membership Director Kim Kreitinger, Outreach 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.

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“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” -Terry Tempest Williams

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Whooping Cranes at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge by Scott Wedell

Over the course of this past year many of us have reconnected with the outdoors with our family and friends. More than ever we are hiking, camping, paddling, biking and birding as we turn to Wisconsin’s beautiful lands and waters to help us through this difficult time. Nature has been a gift to us all. Recently, my family and I grabbed the last available campsite in the region — according to the State Park’s website. We had a lovely time exploring Buckhorn State Park and enjoying the autumn colors that painted the landscape in a firework display of gold, red, and orange. While visiting the nearby Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, we happened to meet fellow NRF member Kate Cade who pointed out a Whooping Crane pair wading in the marsh with a chick. What a

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

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Aquatic macroinvertebrate survey

Restoring Rivers, Reviving Communities By Joanna Demas, River Revitalization Foundation

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he Milwaukee, Kinnickinnic, and Menomonee rivers flow through several neighborhoods, winding into the heart of downtown Milwaukee, past cafes, restaurants, and breweries, through the historic Third Ward, eventually emptying into Lake Michigan. Once heavily polluted with trash and waste, these urban rivers have undergone a dramatic transformation since the city’s plans to revitalize them over thirty years ago. Now they are the lifeblood of the city, providing a retreat for wildlife and greenspaces for people to kayak, paddleboard, fish, birdwatch, or stroll along several miles of trails. Recreating the urban landscape The River Revitalization Foundation — Wisconsin’s only urban river land trust — has been a key player in these restoration efforts. Since 1994, we have helped protect

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Returning intern Noe developed leadership skills as a peer mentor. Pictured here with Enijah, co-leading a Peer-to-Peer hike to Sixteenth Street Community Health Center summer interns.

Milwaukee’s river resources for the public with the long-term goal of recreating our urban landscape using the rivers as a focal point. By establishing parkways that provide spaces for recreation and education, we’re also improving water quality and

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Riverine-tern Enijah’s favorite part of the program was learning and Identifying plant species, which gave her “a new itch for learning.”

revitalizing surrounding neighborhoods. We also conserve critical habitat for plant and animal species that have returned to our riverfronts which are part of the larger Milwaukee River Basin, including migratory birds, monarch butterflies, beavers, red foxes, and even otters. The next wave of natural resources leaders This past summer a grant from NRF’s C.D. Besadny Conservation Fund helped support another important piece of our work — our “Riverine-tern” internship program. This program provides employment opportunities to underserved youth so they can build leadership experience and develop professional strengths, all while making a positive impact on their city. We had the pleasure of hiring two local high-school interns, Noe and Enijah, who joined our team for the summer. Over eight weeks they removed 1,200 lbs. of eight invasive species, transplanted over 200 native plant species in preparation for a fundraiser sale, gathered important bird and bumble bee data, improved our outdoor community yoga pad, participated in the creation of a promotional video, and led dozens of volunteers and guided hikes. All of this important conservation work is only made possible through our volunteers and programs like Riverine-tern. Thank you for supporting Wisconsin’s urban rivers and the next wave of stewards for our natural resources! BRIDGES/FALL 2020

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e h t To at B e v a C Kickapoo Caverns

Over 450 million years in the making, Kickapoo Caverns is a portal to earth’s history, but it is also a cave that is currently alive with life and in a constant (if slow) state of change. Fossils leave clues behind in the rock, telling us these caves were once part of an ocean reef when the land that is now Wisconsin sat near the equator.

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The original inhabitants of this land may have known about the cave and even utilized the lead deposits, though archeologists think it is unlikely that they used the cave as a shelter. It is still uncertain if the cave was opened naturally by erosion, or if it was dug open by lead miners prospecting on the bluff in the early 1800’s.

In 2020, over two-thirds of our NRF Field Trips were unable to run due to COVID-19, including a unique tour of Kickapoo Caverns, one of Wisconsin’s largest and longest caves nestled in the scenic Driftless Region. So instead, we are bringing the tour to you! Join the WDNR Bat Program’s Jennifer Redell as she shares ten trip highlights, then continue exploring the caverns in the Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s two-part video series you can find on our website at WisConservation.org/virtual-field-trips.

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A safe haven

The Mississippi Valley Conservancy land trust acquired the 83-acre property in 2017, making this one of the few bat hibernation sites in the state to benefit from the protection by a land trust. The Conservancy MVC also provides education and outreach about karst geology, cultural history, bats, and other animals that use caves.

Left: The forty-foot-high Cathedral Room at Kickapoo Caverns is a bedrock fracture enlarged by flowing, mildly acidic water that sculpted the rock, leaving scallops, domes, and arches behind.

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Many early 19th century explorers scrawled their names on the cave walls, a record that can still be seen today.

Cave entrances act as a drain by collecting water and sending it rapidly to the water table, so it is especially important to keep these areas free of garbage and agricultural runoff. Protecting the land above and around cave entrances creates a natural buffer to filter and clean water before it drains underground.

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Combating white-nose syndrome (WNS)

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Be a bat ambassador

Learn about bats and help us dispel myths by sharing what you learn with friends and family. For example, did you know less than half a percent of bats carries rabies? Or that bats save farmers and foresters billions of dollars every year in the form of pest control services? Support priority bat conservation needs in Wisconsin by making a gift to NRF’s Wisconsin Bat Conservation Fund. www.wiatri.net/Inventory/Bats

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This deadly disease has devastated bat populations nationwide (it is not harmful to humans). The coldloving fungus attacks the bats’ skin, waking them during hibernation when they are at their most vulnerable, using up energy reserves and causing them to starve to death or freeze when they leave the cave in search of food. Since it arrived in Wisconsin in 2014, WNS has reduced NRF is supporting a first-of-its-kind hibernating bat white-nose syndrome vaccine that’s being populations at tested on hibernation sites in Wisconsin by certain caves by up scientists from the USGS National Wildlife to 95-99%. Health Center, WDNR, and the University

NRF recently supported the installation of multiple bat houses at Paw Print Park, a 17-acre, prairie conservation dog park in Janesville, WI (safety measures were included, such as safety catchment for bat pups).

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Put up a bat house

You can help provide summer habitat for Wisconsin’s bat populations by putting up a bat house in your backyard, whether you live in a rural area or the city. www.dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/ WildlifeHabitat/BatHouse.html

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Home to hibernating bats

Kickapoo Caverns is home to three hibernating bat species, including the federally threatened northern long-eared bat and state-threatened little brown bat and eastern pipistrelle. They spend nearly half the year underground as they hibernate the harsh winter away, slowing down their hearts to just four beats per minute, if and losing up to a third nn Je of their body weight.

Become a bat detective:

Each winter the WDNR surveys Kickapoo Caverns and many other sites for bat populations. We still have so much to learn about this secretive species, and you can help by volunteering to gather data through summer bat roost counts. www.wiatri.net/Inventory/Bats/volunteer/

Visit the cave on a future NRF Field Trip or see www.mississippivalleyconservancy.org/land-protection/ kickapoo-caverns for tour information and a downloadable property map. Tours are paused during COVID-19.

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Visiting the cave

The cave itself is only open for scheduled tours during a short period each summer when the bats have left the cave to roost in the woods. Year-round, the above ground nature preserve is open to the public for hiking, hunting, birding, and snowshoeing.

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Explore Wisconsin with us, virtually!

Don’t miss out on our chance to explore this incredible cave and learn more about recent bat conservation efforts. Find the Kickapoo Caverns virtual tour on our website, along with more NRF Virtual Field Trips: www.WisConservation.org/virtual-field-trips. Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

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Featured Fund

Northern Harrier or “Marsh Hawk” via Canva

Wisconsin’s Climate Response Fund By Ed & Patty Neumueller, Foundation members and creators of Wisconsin’s Climate Response Fund

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hen we began birding many decades ago, we would regularly see chimney swifts returning home to roost in the evening in a nearby church. It was an almost mystical experience to witness them rising and falling, so numerous they appeared like a cloud of smoke against the fading light. These days, all the wonderful birds we were used to seeing are harder to find, leaving our world a little quieter, a little less vibrant. We miss seeing the abundant chimney swifts, along with the bobolinks, meadowlarks, marsh hawks, and others. It is a lonely feeling. But instead of feeling hopeless, we decided we wanted to do something about it. Early on, we always enjoyed camping and exploring the outdoors. But one experience that changed how we saw the natural world was a workshop called “Reading the Landscape.” Over multiple days we learned about Wisconsin’s prairies and woodlands, their unique plants and wildlife, and how they depended on each other Ed & Patty Neumueller and their distinct habitats.

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Soon after, we found a book on State Natural Areas, grabbed some field guides, and have been exploring our beautiful state ever since. Now that we’re both semi-retired, we decided we wanted to focus on the things that are really important to us. In the 50 years we’ve been together, we’ve seen what’s happening in our natural world, and it is deeply troubling to us to see the loss of our birds, pollinators, and biodiversity. We came to the Foundation with an open mind to discuss how we could make a difference for the conservation issues that matter most to us. After talking through several options, creating Wisconsin’s Climate Response Fund rose to the top. Climate change is happening, and it’s not something we can just turn around. We have to protect what we can. Restore what we can. It is not a one and done project. It will require ongoing, proactive, strategic attention. This endowed Fund will make annual distributions supporting priority projects and programs to build a more climate-resilient Wisconsin. Knowing that gives us peace, and hope, for the future. Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin


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he Neumuellers wanted to support climate resilience in Wisconsin both now and into the future. For long-term impact, they created Wisconsin’s Climate Response Fund — a first-of-its-kind endowed fund that will make annual distributions to support climate resilience in Wisconsin in perpetuity, supporting key projects at sites like Spur Lake State Natural Area pictured here. Anyone can contribute to this Fund to help grow its impact over time.

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Giving for Today, Growing for Tomorrow

Spur Lake supports a diversity of wildlife and plants and is an important wild rice harvesting site for local Ojibwe tribes. Conservation partners are collaborating to develop and implement a plan that will restore wild rice to this special site, while considering adaptation measures needed that will ultimately make Spur Lake more resilient to a changing climate.

They also made an outright contribution in 2020 to help the Foundation fund a science writer who works for the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI). This gift catalyzed immediate impact, as the writer synthesized WICCI’s research and created the July 2020 “Report to the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change: Strategies to Improve Wisconsin’s Climate Resilience and Readiness.” Learn more at www.WisConservation.org/endowment-funds

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The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin has enabled us to connect to nature in an educational, and deeply meaningful way. Sharing the same conservation goals and passion for a sustainable future for our beautiful lands, waters and wildlife has inspired us to help support these values through our estate plan. We feel the Foundation’s stewardship will enable future generations to learn, grow and enjoy Wisconsin’s natural gifts as much as we do.

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Join the Natural Heritage Circle

To learn more about how you can leave a lasting legacy of support for Wisconsin’s natural resources, please visit www.wisconservation.org/planned-giving/ or contact Camille.Zanoni@WisConservation.org or (608) 409-3112. Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

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Cherishing Wisconsin’s Wild Places By Foundation members Sharon Dunwoody and Stephen Glass

Sharon: We were both born and raised in Indiana, and even though we did not grow up in Wisconsin, we have come to think of it as home. When we moved here in the 80’s, we were astonished by just how much of the state was still wild. To be able to retreat into nature and not hear the rumble from a nearby highway, to see native plants and wildlife in their natural habitat, these experiences were worth their weight in gold. Steve: One of my earliest connections to the land was as a gardener. Eventually I applied my interest in growing and cultivating to a larger scale and studied restoration ecology at UW-Madison, and I ended up working as the Land Care Manager at the UW-Arboretum for twenty-five years. It was a privilege to work in the place that was the birthplace of modern ecological restoration. This was one of the first places in the world that believed you could repair natural communities that had been damaged, a belief that was heavily shaped by the values of the Arboretum’s first director, Aldo Leopold.

Clover Valley Fen, a 2017 Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund project site, by Caitlin Williamson

Steve: These days our natural resource agencies are facing unprecedented challenges, and there is an unending amount of work to be done. Wisconsin’s ecosystems will not take care of themselves. They are now isolated islands in a hostile environment constantly under assault, and they will disappear if we don’t fund the land management, restoration, and research to care for them. Sharon: In the thirty years we have lived here we have enjoyed all the rich opportunities Wisconsin has to offer, from hiking to cross country skiing to birdwatching. We feel blessed to live in one of the few states that takes their commitment to its natural resources seriously. The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund makes a huge difference for the state to be able to step up to maintain healthy ecosystems we all can enjoy. Sharon Dunwoody is a Professor Emerita in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Council Vice Chair for the Natural Areas Preservation Council. Steve Glass is UW-Arboretum Land Care Manager Emeritus and past president of the Midwest Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER).

Sharon: I still remember stopping by to watch a prescribed burn they were conducting on Curtis Prairie. It was thrilling to see a huge wall of flames advancing across the prairie knowing that this powerful force was also a careful, highly orchestrated event. Later I saw coyote pups poking their heads out of a den on the hillock, looking down with surprise at the state of their field which was mostly black from ash. But within a few weeks, there was already a green cast over the prairie as grasses and flowers took off, now free from brush and debris. Shooting stars, prairie smoke and puccoon blossomed. By early summer, you wouldn’t even know the prairie had ever been burned. It was an important reminder that human impact on our natural world can be both positive, and transformational.

Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund Reaches $1 Million Milestone The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund was established in 2012 between NRF and the WDNR to create a sustainable source of funding for Wisconsin’s public lands and waters used for hunting, angling, birdwatching, hiking, and other forms of outdoor recreation. This fall, the fund reached its $1 million milestone, which will allow it to support annual habitat management and ecological restoration projects on public lands, including natural areas, parks, trails, wildlife and fishery areas, recreation areas, and forests. Donate by saying “yes” to Cherish when purchasing your license or via CherishWisconsin.org.

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Your Support AT WORK

Virtual learning is “Afield”

By: Jaime Kenowski

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Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Since the beginning of the year you have helped us fund 173 projects, totaling $580,413 to support Wisconsin’s natural heritage! Here are a few examples of how you’re helping us care for public lands, connect kids to environmental education, and proactively support imperiled species.

“WOW! Just WOW! I can’t thank you enough!” A fifth-grade teacher was thrilled to see her classroom light up with excitement after participating in a virtual Radical Raptor program presented by Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center. This was one of the recent grants supported by our Go Outside Fund that has helped educators offer programming in creative new formats in response to COVID-19. “Afield with Upham Woods” is engaging middle and high school students across the state in virtual programming about topics like water resource issues, conservation, and ecology in the Dells area as well as in their own “nature-hoods.”

We want to share a special thanks to all who stepped up to help us bridge an urgent gap in support for at-risk species like the Blanding’s turtle pictured here. Together we reached our goal and launched the Wisconsin Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Fund! This fund will support conservation, education, research, and monitoring of Wisconsin’s 55 amphibians and reptiles, over half of which are threatened or endangered. Learn more and donate at WisConservation.org/ WARCF. Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin

Together we supported the creation of a new brochure for Spread Eagle Barrens. Find it online www. exploreflorencecounty.com/ tourism/maps-and-brochures and plan your visit to this special site!

Carly Lapin

Filling the gap for turtles, frogs, snakes and salamanders

Restoring Wisconsin’s treasured landscapes Thanks to your support and a contribution from the We Energies Foundation we were able to fund land management and restoration at Spread Eagle Barrens State Natural Area in northeastern Wisconsin, a globally significant landscape, and one of the largest and highest quality barrens in the state. Here, you can see a fire break used for the prescribed burns you support, which helps maintain the open landscape habitat that many rare or declining species depend on. Species you might encounter here include upland sandpiper, common nighthawk, eastern whip-poor-will, bobolink, red-headed woodpecker, and vesper sparrow. BRIDGES/FALL 2020

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Snapshot Wisconsin

A Snapshot of the Secret World of Wildlife By Jaime Kenowski

Snapshot Wisconsin volunteers are routinely surprised by what shows up on their trail cameras. For some it’s finding wildlife like fisher — which were reintroduced to the state in the 1950’s — miles outside of their expected range. For others it’s the thrill of documenting a rare species, like the cougar that was spotted slinking through Waupaca County this past spring. This statewide citizen science project engages hundreds of volunteers, classrooms and nature centers to create a network of trail cameras for monitoring wildlife year-round. Photos captured by the heat and motion triggered trail cams are hosted online, where they can be classified by volunteers across the globe. From bevvies of playful otters to gray foxes scurrying up trees, Snapshot’s 2,200 trail cams have gathered over 2.3 million animal sightings across the state, helping us get a glimpse of the secret world of wildlife and providing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with crucial data it needs to make more informed conservation decisions. This fall, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Snapshot Wisconsin that will place trail cams at several high priority grant sites we have supported together, helping you get an up close look at sites like Rocky Run Oak Savanna State Natural Area.

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A haven for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts Today, oak savannas and oak woodlands are extraordinarily rare, making up one of the most globally imperiled ecosystems in the world. In 2020, thanks to a generous grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, we supported important habitat restoration at this site, protecting one of the last remaining complexes of native oak communities in Wisconsin. Incredible oak savanna and woodland communities, featuring bur, white, and black oaks, along with an eight-mile section of trout stream create a haven for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Turkeys, white-tailed deer, and dozens of species of birds including lark sparrow, whip-poor-will, and woodcock call the savanna home, as well as many rare plants, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. This funding allowed members of the Wisconsin DNR field crew to cut and treat invasive buckthorn and black locust that had begun to envelop a seven-acre

section. By opening up the understory, oaks will have the light and space they need to regenerate, and the overgrown forest will return to a healthy, resilient woodland.

What wildlife will you spot? Follow us on Facebook to see what we find on our Snapshot Wisconsin monitored sites, including the Lower Chippewa River, Lulu Lake, and Blue River Bluffs! facebook.com/ NaturalResourcesFoundation

How You Can Support Snapshot Wisconsin

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I can’t believe we have fishers this far south in Wisconsin!

• Host a Snapshot trail camera Do you have access to 10 acres of land? Is there a natural area or park you often enjoy visiting? Apply today! • Identify wildlife photos Help ID photos from trail cams on Zooniverse, a crowdsourcing website for citizen science projects. • Support Snapshot You support Snapshot through the Foundation by designating your gift to Snapshot Wisconsin when you give online or by check. Visit dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/research/ projects/snapshot to learn more, or WisConservation.org/donate to give. Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin


Each One of Us Must Do Our Own Small Part

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ooking at trail camera photos for Snapshot Wisconsin is like a treasure hunt and a wild goose chase rolled into one. You never know what you’re going to see and where it will be — it’s addicting! I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve planned to just spend 15 minutes and I’m still at it an hour or more later. I first learned about the project while looking for ways to complete my volunteer hours for the Wisconsin Master Naturalist program. When I came across Snapshot, I thought, “I’m familiar with looking at trail camera photos. I have a computer. I know Wisconsin animals. I can do this!” I set up my account and started that very day. Living and playing primarily in southwest Wisconsin, I’m accustomed to seeing a lot of deer, turkey, small animals — live and on camera — and even the occasional bobcat photo. On Snapshot,

I’m looking at photos from all across the state so there is a greater opportunity These collared elk are part of to see animals more a herd that was reintroduced common in the north to the state in 2015. Snapshot such as bear, elk, and Wisconsin has trail cameras in even wolves. the three main elk reintroduction My favorite areas in order to track the herd’s experience to date movement and growth. was going through photos one evening and doing the regular roll call — deer, deer, dollars. I’ve lived here my whole life and squirrel, deer, elk — ELK! Surprise! That’s not our beautiful, diverse outdoors has given something one sees in Wisconsin every day, me so much joy and peace. I want it all and it was so encouraging to see evidence to be here for my daughters, and future that our herds in the northern part of the grandchildren, to continue to enjoy. We state are doing well. cannot rely solely on government officials, I think that it’s important for everyone conservation organizations, or “other to give back to Wisconsin’s natural world people” to protect it — each one of us in some way, whether with time, talent, or must do our own small part.

Goodbye to Longtime Volunteer, Liz Himpsel

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o much goes on behind the scenes to make our mission to care for Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife possible. We owe an enormous thanks to volunteer Liz Himpsel who has been a steadfast supporter of this important work for over a decade. Since 2007 she helped with numerous mailings and projects that made it possible for us to stay connected to our members and run a top-notch Field Trip Program. After many years in Wisconsin, Liz and her husband are moving away to be closer to family. Her generous spirit, sense of humor, and stories enlivened our office, and she will be deeply missed. We are so grateful to Liz and wish her and her husband the best of everything in their new home! www.WisConservation.org/volunteer

Liz Himpsel (pictured on the far right) and her husband Franz on an NRF Field Trip to the Penokee Hills in 2015. BRIDGES/FALL 2020

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By Michelle Helin, Foundation Member and Snapshot Wisconsin Volunteer


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Many thanks to our supporters:

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Honorary and Memorial Gifts February 14, 2020 – September 22, 2020

The Foundation recognizes gifts made in honor or memory of the following people:

In Memory of Tom Anderson Janet Anderson In Memory of Jane Arbogast Cathryn Kaiser In Memory of Kathie Ayres Ted Ross In Memory of Genevieve “Gen” Bancroft Association of Retired Conservationists In Memory of Deanne Bauer & Sally Manzara Jarell Kuney In Honor of Bruce Block Benjamin Block In Memory of Susie Byrns Suzan Grindrod In Honor of Karen Carney Leslie Laabs In Memory of Dan Chabot Dana & Pat Chabot In Memory of John Coddington Philip Vanderbilt In Honor of Todd Ryan Cornell James Surfus In Memory of Tim J. Coughlin Maripat Coughlin In Memory of Marjorie S. Dickinson Mary Smith In Memory of Howard S. “Stan” Druckenmiller Association of Retired Conservationists In Honor of Emily Dufford’s 26 Birthday David & Patricia Luthin Mark & Laurie Luthin Richard Emmons Luthin Laura & Doug Dufford In Honor of Emily and Laura Dufford Charles Luthin & Nancy Piraino In Honor of Everyone Who Has Inspired Me to See Wonder in the Natural World Stacy Santiago In Honor of Finn and Sherry Mark Emery

In Honor of Harry Fry Tricia Fry In Memory of Melanie Funseth Greg & Amy Funseth In Honor of Marie Horning KT Horning In Honor of Michael Jeske Karren Jeske In Memory of Steve Johnstone Constance Wittig In Honor of Carol Kaminski Terese Ramseyer In Memory of Walter Kapustin Teresa Burns Wendy Tan In Memory of Amanda Keck Fran Heisey In Memory of Wesley Kopp Mary Huck In Memory of James D. Luther David Luther John Taylor In Memory of Jackie Macaulay Stewart Macaulay In Memory of Peggie Post Mallery Randall & Catherine Lawton The Osprey Foundation In Honor of Lydia Martin Martha Martin In Memory Vernon O. Mathison Brian Tietz In Memory of Bradford J. Matson Suzanne Cornelius Johnson In Honor of AJ McCaskey’s Birthday Nancy McCaskey In Memory of William Dell McCoy Maureen McCoy In Honor of Jerry McNellis’s 80th Birthday Katherine McNellis In Memory of Ann Molinaro Fort Atkinson Historical Society

In Memory of Gerd Muehllehner Jennell & Mark Ballering In Honor of Bill & Betty Nemec Patricia Nemec In Memory of Thomas Newman Dan Newman In Honor of NRF Members Across Wisconsin Lauren Koshere In Honor of Michael Polelle Mitch Polelle In Memory of Rita & Everett Porter Rita Magno In Memory of Rueben Reddeman Tami Strang In Memory of Dave Redell Shana Lavin & Howard Sonn In Honor of George Riggin Leah Gregory In Memory of Richard J. Ring Mollie Ring Sanford Siblings, in Memory of Michael E. Sanford Adrian Bourque & Mary Sanford In Honor of Beverly Schwabe Thomas Schwabe & Ann Jesse- Schwabe In Honor of Mr. Sherwood Randy Zakowski In Honor of Donald & Lucille Stadler Caryn Schmidt In Memory of Maurice & Elda Stillmank Paul Stillmank In Honor of Mary Karsten Sutherland Johanna Fabke In Memory of Phyllis Ulrich Amy Corday In Memory of Cloyde B. Watzka Margie Watzka In Memory of Darrell Marvin Wesenberg Keith Stamm In Honor of Camille Zanoni Larry Zanoni

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