2023 Spring Bridges

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Spring 2023 Annual Report Edition natural resources foundation of wisconsin Explore. Love. Protect.

a n ote from the d irector

Earlier this winter, I spent a cold but beautiful and sunny afternoon tromping up and down our bluff property along the Wisconsin River. I was enjoying the warm, crackling burn piles of invasive trees and brush, when the sudden shock of an ember singed the back of my neck.

Burns, mosquito bites, leg cramps, and minor abrasions are all part of a typical weekend day for me, but I love it. For the past nine years, my wife and I have cleared invasive and exotic species and introduced prescribed fire to revive the oak opening, oak woodlands, and dry prairie remnants on our land. We’ve always known that without intentional and immediate management, this ridgetop community was in danger of blinking out.

Since our founding, the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin has focused on supporting public land and wildlife conservation, and that will always be a part of our DNA as an organization. But it’s also important

to recognize the role that private land plays in protecting Wisconsin’s unique natural communities and diversity of life.

All of us play a role, from rural landowners to suburban homeowners to renters in cities. For example, did you know that the federally endangered rusty patched bumblebee is thriving in residential parks and gardens? Each of us can support conservation on Wisconsin’s public land and initiatives in our backyards that protect our state’s wonderful diversity of life.

B oard o F d I rectors

Tom Dott, Board Chair

Dave Adam, Vice Chair

Kris Euclide, Secretary

Marty Henert, Treasurer

Amy Alstad

James Bennett

Linda Bochert

Bruce Braun

Rebecca Haefner

Jim Hubing

Kristine Krause

Mark LaBarbera

Diane Humphrey Lueck

William Lunney

Tom Olson

Halie Tenor

Michael Williamson

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David Clutter, Executive Director

Soumika Gaddameedi, Event and Donor Relations Coordinator

Shari Henning, HR & Operations Manager

Alex Kaspar, Administrative Assistant

John Kraniak, Membership Director and Data Analyst

Kim Kreitinger, Field Trip Coordinator

Emma Schatz, Digital Communications Coordinator

Christine Tanzer, Field Trip Director

Lindsey Taylor, Conservation Programs Coordinator

Shelly Torkelson, Communications Director

Marta Weldon, Director of Philanthropy

P.S. We hope you enjoy the first issue of Bridges featuring our new branding! We think the new look better communicates the work we do together: protecting Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife and connecting all people to nature.

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What does the ne W logo mean?

We believe our updated logo better communicates what we do, and here’s how: The new logo communicates the statewide nature of our work. Our projects, members, and partners are located all over Wisconsin, from the pine forests of the Northwoods to the oak savannas of the Driftless Area, from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes.

It also communicates the breadth of our work. The shapes of wildlife, land, and water show that our conservation work is holistic, and that we understand that all life is connected. Its multiple colors show that we value our state’s biodiversity. Lastly, it communicates what we believe. Nature has inherent value and people can — and do — make a difference. The arched shape of a bridge shows our commitment to connecting all people with the natural world in our state.

e xplore. love. p rotect.

Our new tagline says it all. It’s what we do, and it’s what we invite YOU to do. We’re excited to continue our important work together!

Caitlin Williamson, Director of Conservation Programs

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


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2023 Bird of the Year

t he c onnecticut war B ler

Despite its name, the Connecticut warbler is an important bird this year in Wisconsin!

This mysterious, rarely-seen warbler spends its summer in mature jack pine forest in northwestern Wisconsin, nesting on the ground and walking the forest floor looking for insects.

Though these tiny birds weigh only half an ounce, researchers have documented them flying 48 hours nonstop over open ocean to reach their winter homes in South America.

Because Connecticut warblers are reclusive and usually found in remote habitats, we have little information about this rapidly-declining bird. A recent Bird Protection Fund grant supported awareness and outreach for this and other migratory birds that winter in Central and South America. Thank you to the participants in last year’s Great Wisconsin Birdathon, and to all our Bird Protection Fund donors. You’re helping protect the Connecticut warbler and other birds in Wisconsin.

h elp the connect I c U t War B ler and other m I gratory BI rds

• Landscape with plants that are native to Wisconsin.

• Keep cats indoors.

•Reduce window collisions.

• Turn lights out at night.

• Drink shade-grown coffee.

•Donate to the Bird Protection Fund.

The Great Wisconsin Birdathon is April 15 through June 15!

Form a team, go birding and help Wisconsin’s birds at wisconservation.org/birdathon

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PriVate land, Pu B lic Good

Did you know that 82% of land in Wisconsin is privately owned? At NRF, we’ve always loved and protected our public lands — and if we want to boldly protect whole landscapes in our state, we need the help of private landowners, too.

Whether you’ve got zero acres, 1/10 of an acre, or 100 acres, you can help improve habitat in Wisconsin. The bees and butterflies would love a few potted native plants on your apartment balcony!

F I eld t r I ps F eat U r I ng pr I vate land restorat I on

Learn how to best care for your prairie, wetland, forest, or savanna by attending our special selection of 22 Field Trips this year that showcase private lands restoration and management. Here are a few examples:

Trip #121: Karner Blue Butterflies

A restoration success story! Discover how a private landowner’s restoration efforts on 40+ acres of native prairie and oak savanna provides critical habitat for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. Dakota, Marquette Co. 6/17 10AM-12PM

Trip #196: Driftless Wetlands

Wetland habitats are vitally important but create unique management challenges for private landowners. Hear the story of one private landowner’s restoration journey along a tributary of the Kickapoo River. Note: hike on uneven terrain. Steuben, Crawford Co. 8/18 9:30AM-12PM

Trip #201: West Dane Conservancy

Revel in the sights and sounds of a late summer prairie in peak bloom at a spectacular private land restoration. Learn the basics of management plans, conservation easements, and land management funding options. Mazomanie, Dane Co. 8/22 8:30-11:30AM

See all this year’s Field Trips at wisconservation.org/field-trips

F I eld t r I ps to the v ran I ak Fam I ly land shoW hoW h U mans, WI ldl IF e, and land can s U sta I n each other Damian Vraniak’s 40-year restoration of his family’s prairie, savanna, and wetlands have been well worth it. For example, in the first year of their wood turtle conservation work, they recorded less than 100 successful hatchlings — but in 2022, there were over 500!

Biodiversity has increased, and the people who have lived on the land throughout history have inspired many of the species he planted.

Vraniak spent critical portions of his childhood on the land with his Grandfather (Menominee, Hočąk (Ho-Chunk), and Scot/French), and his Grandmother (Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Nakota (Assiniboine) Cree and French/Irish). One of his great grandmother’s recipes for bison pemmican calls for saskatoon berries‚ so he planted saskatoon (serviceberry) trees. The traditions of his grandmothers then inspired the addition of native American chestnut and hemlock trees, an Irish potato garden and prairie turnips, the introduction of Franklin’s ground squirrels, the planting of ancient wheat and more.

Join Vraniak as he leads two Field Trips on his land this summer, #79-A and B. Identify native flowers and grasses, learn about turtle ecology (trips take place during nesting and hatching!) and become part of the history of this place yourself.

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Vraniak’s two young sons collect seed on the family’s restored prairie.
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Hundreds of wood turtles hatch on their land each year, which is located next to the Namekagon River.
“the voices of our ancestors can be recalled. it’s fruitful to listen.”
Damian Vraniak

We just went about our restoration work, step by step, season by season. When you reach certain thresholds, everything blooms and blossoms. Then, looking back, you recall all the things that you’ve done to foster such abundance.

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2022 nrf Photo c ontest w inners

There’s so much to love about our beautiful state. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who submitted a photo this year. We had over 500 entries!

FI rst place

“Momma Fox & Kit” by Marci Lanois,

CaPtuRING the MoMeNt

“My friend and I learned about a fox family on the east side of the state, so we decided to head there and try our luck. We found the fox family and sat in our car, shooting photos of the kits and their antics! I happened to catch a quiet, tender moment between Momma fox and one of her five kits. These types of moments just melt my heart. Nature is awe-inspiring and fills my heart with peace, joy, and exhilaration!”

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“Belted Kingfisher and fledgling” by Andy Raupp, Marquette County

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“Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly” by Janice Selfridge, Dane County

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“Saw-whet Owl” by Carla Guildner, Portage County

stay I n the loop

Sign up for our Wisconservation News emails to be notified when our 2023 contest opens: wisconservation.org/signup

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t ime flies when You’re haV in G fun

c hr I st I ne tanzer’s 25 years lead I ng nr F’s F I eld t r program

It is hard to believe that I have been at the helm of the Field Trip Program for 25 years now. As I say to the young professionals who are starting their careers with NRF today, “Be careful, you too may find that your first job out of college ends up being your life’s work.”

When I started in 1997, NRF did not have email or a website. We offered 30-40 Field Trips annually, and registration meant mailing in a form with a check and waiting weeks to receive a postcard with registration confirmation. I would spend hours poring over people’s selections, making sure everyone got at least one of the Field Trips they most wanted to attend. Trip details letters were mailed out with a photocopied map, where I painstakingly highlighted the driving route and meeting location. Decades of digital advancements have made things more efficient. Now, we offer over 250 trips per year. Registration is online, and trip details arrive in your email inbox with a

Google-map link. In some ways this is a simpler time.

The most enjoyable part of my job has always been our members. Seeing families and muti-generations exploring Wisconsin together—that is priceless to me.

I have also been able to bring my own kids out on Field Trips through the years: banding kestrels, saw whet owls, and trumpeter swans, and learning about frogs, snakes, and bogs. Not yet born when I started at NRF, they are now in college, and I like to think these experiences helped shape the people they are today. My parents get out in the field too, sharing their love of Wisconsin with other family members and friends. Field Trips have always been a catalyst for shared experiences and creating community.

I believe that curiosity is an important pillar of happiness (along with gratitude and kindness). I hope that exploring Wisconsin has sparked curiosity in the 68,000 attendees on Field Trips these past 30 years. If you too are a curious lifelong learner, join us in the field. You will be in good company.

30 y ears

68,449 attendees

3,793 F I eld t r I ps

There’s still lots of great trips available! Make sure your membership is current and then go check them out: wisconservation.org/field-trips

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Christine’s family on a kestrel banding Field Trip in 2011. Christine Tanzer (left) holds an osprey on a Field Trip in 1998, during her first season coordinating the program.

In 2022, the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin granted $1,030,650 to support 241 conservation and environ mental education projects across the state.

NRF’s grantmaking is made possible through the support of our donors, supporters, and members. We are grateful to everyone who supports our work to conserve Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife and connect generations to nature. Last but not least, thank you to our grant recipients for the important work that you do for Wisconsin!

d oin G G ood on the G round

looking out for lookout Prairie

Staff and volunteers removed invasive woody plants including buckthorn, sumac, black locust, and birch from Lookout Prairie in Hixon Forest in La Crosse. The important restoration efforts of the Friends of the Blufflands can continue at the Prairie thanks to a grant from the C.D. Besadny Conservation Fund. This photo shows the prairie AFTER restoration efforts.

off the iPads and into the woods

Go Outside Fund grant funds allowed students who otherwise would have been unable to afford the trip fee to join their classmates on a trip to Central Wisconsin Environmental Station. 53 sixth-graders from McKinley Elementary School in Stevens Point immersed themselves in nature through campfires, archery, teambuilding, and scientific observation.

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yo U ’re mak I ng a W hole state’s Worth o F I mpact

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’re help I ng prepare W I scons I n’s landscapes F or cl I mate change

There’s no getting around it: climate change is impacting Wisconsin. Luckily, we know that conservationists and the public can take action to help make Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife more resilient to it.

Thanks to you, NRF and our partners are working to prepare Wisconsin’s incredible landscapes for warmer, wetter weather and more unpredictable weather events.

Together, we are protecting large, diverse landscapes, using science to inform habitat management, and coordinating climate adaptation projects.

Visit our blog to see how iconic Wisconsin species like the common loon and snowshoe hare are impacted by climate change: wisconservation.org/climate-adaptation-in-wisconsin

Bobolinks have been pushed into smaller grasslands, making them more susceptible to the impacts of heatwaves and summer flooding.

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a view of the south Bluff/devil’s nose state natural area within devil’s lake state park. the first distribution from nrF’s Wisconsin’s climate response Fund is funding efforts to improve the climate resilience of this large, ecologically important site.

- Amy Staffen, conservation biologist with the Wisconsin DNR, NRF Field Trip Leader, and co-chair of the WICCI Plants and Natural Communities Working Group

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• Worked with partners to create climate adaptation demonstration sites, including Spur Lake and Rush Creek. At these sites, land managers are implementing methods to make them more resilient to changing climate conditions, such as using climate-smart planting lists. Hopefully, these projects will inspire and inform other land managers throughout the state!

• Established Wisconsin’s Climate Response Fund (WCRF), which provides ongoing, sustainable support for climate impact conservation and education projects in Wisconsin, thanks to NRF donors Ed and Patty Neumueller. The first WCRF distribution is helping the South Bluff/Devil’s Nose part of Devil’s Lake State Park become resilient to a changing climate.

• Helped create the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) 2021 Assessment Report, which showed continued warming, increases in snow, and more extreme rainfall. WICCI’s 2021 report explains the issues and impacts of our warming climate on Wisconsin residents, and describes the scientific progress being made toward solutions.

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If you’ve spent time in and around Wisconsin’s waters, you may have come close to encountering a unique amphibian: the mudpuppy. The only fully aquatic salamander in Wisconsin, mudpuppies can be found in streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes all year-round. They prefer to spend time underneath flat rocks and woody debris.

Due to their behavior, searching for mudpuppies is challenging. Mudpuppies in Wisconsin have not been thoroughly studied, but scientists think their numbers may be declining.

After years of fundraising, NRF’s Wisconsin Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Fund made its first distribution in 2022 to support the mudpuppy research and conservation project. The goal: learn more about where mudpuppies used to be found, and where they are now.

Report any observations of mudpuppies to the Wisconsin DNR at DNRherptiles@ wisconsin.gov. Please include location details and any pictures!

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A researcher holding a mudpuppy over a net filled with water.
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Healthy and diverse habitats can better absorb the stresses of a rapidly changing climate.
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DNR biologists looking for mudpuppies. heather kaarakka, W dnr

2022 BY the num B ers



a n ote from the Board chair

5,000 nr F mem B er s

83% o F co U nt I es have nr F- FU nded projects

7 dI vers I ty I n conservat I on Interns

$1,030,650 g I ven I n grants

As I begin my term as board chair, I’m optimistic about the future of NRF. The past few years have been challenging with the pandemic, but through it all, our staff and our supporters have stepped up and propelled the organization forward at an incredible pace.

I am really grateful that I had this opportunity, especially as someone who had limited knowledge about freshwater fish or the fishing community in Wisconsin. I gained experience in electrofishing and learned how to identify so many species. I loved fieldwork and plan to pursue a wildlife career in research or management.

As we turn the page into 2023, NRF has lots to celebrate including a new logo, 30 years of our incredible Field Trip program, new additions to the staff, and great momentum made possible by our supporters and partners. We are fortunate to be surrounded by so many people and organizations who have an unbridled passion for the conservation and restoration of Wisconsin’s biodiversity.

Spiny Waterfleas are invasive zooplankton spreading across Wisconsin — they can harm the ecology of lakes they get into. An NRF grant helped launch our “Stop Spiny!” campaign which works to stop the spread by providing education and cleaning tools. “Stop Spiny!” has reached 9000+ people to date, and still counting!

Last but certainly not least, I want to extend a HUGE thank you to our outgoing board chair, Mark LaBarbera. If you’ve had the chance to meet him, you know how genuinely passionate he is about our state’s great outdoor spaces and species. Watching Mark as the board chair has truly been inspirational — he’s raised the bar. The best part is that Mark will continue to serve on the board and be a guiding light.

We should all be proud of the work we’ve accomplished together. My greatest thanks for all your past and future support — stay tuned for great things to come.

- Zach Stewart, Douglas County Natural Resources Specialist - Catherine Nguyen, Diversity in Conservation Intern Thomas Dott
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2022 F IN a NCI a LS


net assets

2022 operating activities*

* o perating activities include unrestricted revenue, fees, and earnings that cover operating costs such as personnel, contract services, and other program and communications costs.

t he financial results shown are subject to Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin’s 2022 a nnual a udit.

View past IRS 990 Forms and annual reports online at wisconservation.org/annual-report.


* Costs associated with establishing and administering a fund in the Wisconsin Conservation e ndowment.

annual re P ort
Cash and Receivables $1,610,522 Fixed assets $3,289 Investments $16,319,443 Right of use asset $469,988 total assets $18,403,242 liabilities accounts Payable $136,389 accrued expenses $31,530 Funds held for others $5,720,259 Deferred Revenue $206,783 Lease Liabilities $476,640 total liabilities $6,571,601
Without Restrictions $928,873 With Restrictions $10,902,768 total net assets $11,831,641 total liabilities and net assets $18,403,242
total operating Income $1,500,176 total operating expenses $1,246,060 2022 operating Surplus $254,116
summary statement of financial Position revenue unrestricted Contributions $659,980 Fee Revenue $26,784 In-Kind and other $157,546 Field trip Revenue $154,365 Donor Restricted Contributions $870,981 endowment Contributions $759,734 total revenues $2,629,390 Investment Losses -$1,874,742 total revenues and Investment losses $754,648
Lands, Waters, & Wildlife $1,237,931 education & outreach $542,852 endowment Programs* $70,346 administration $210,633 Fundraising $287,038 total expenses $2,348,800 Br I dges SPRING 2023 13

h onorin G t homas m e Y er

Thomas Meyer of the Wisconsin DNR, a lifelong conservationist and Field Trip leader, is retiring! He’s led over 50 Field Trips for NRF so far and has been a tireless advocate for Wisconsin’s State Natural Areas program. Thank you for protecting Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife, Thomas!

Although I’m proud of the natural areas I’ve helped protect, my greatest professional joy and satisfaction has been sharing the wonder of these places with others.

w elcome, s oumi!

m eet o U r ne W e vent and d onor r elat I ons coord I nator, s o U m I ka g addameed I

“Early in college, I had mistakenly believed that my only option to work with animals was to become a veterinarian. While I was on that track, I was lucky enough to intern in wildlife rehabilitation at the Wisconsin Humane Society in Milwaukee. I had the chance to work with many incredible urban species including raccoons, opossums, red squirrels, and hawks!

Caring for more than 20 species of baby birds trained me to easily name the species of all the birds I passed by every day. My family often laughed at my newfound obsession of pulling out my binoculars every time I saw a bird hiding up in a tree. I am thrilled to have found other bird lovers who can relate!”

Read more about her at wisconservation.org/blog

And did we mention that the Great Wisconsin Birdathon, which Soumi is coordinating, starts April 15? Make a team, join a team, donate, and go birding at wisconservation.org/birdathon.

w elcome, e mma!

m eet o U r ne W dI g I tal comm U n I cat I ons coord I nator, e mma s chatz

“My love for nature and the outdoors comes from my dad, an avid hunter and fisherman, who always brought my sister and me along on his adventures while we were growing up. Not only has nature given me happy memories, but it has also helped shape the person I am today. Nature forces you to push yourself out of your comfort zone and I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to try different outdoor activities. Backpacking, kayaking, and horseback riding, to name a few, all helped grow my personal confidence on and off the trail.

For the longest time, I have been a passionate communicator about nature and the outdoors. I am eager to help grow NRF’s engagement on social media to draw more people into the amazing work that’s happening.”

Read more about her at wisconservation.org/blog

Have you noticed that our social media accounts are pretty lively lately? That’s all thanks to Emma! Follow us on your social media channel of choice and share our posts with your family and friends.

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$250,000 and above

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

$100,000 to $249,999

Caerus Foundation

Maggie Jones & David Linton

Wildlife Conservation Society

$50,000 to $99,999

The Joyce Czajkowski Family

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation

$25,000 to $49,999

Brico Fund

James & Mary Hlaban

Patty & Ed Neumueller

John & Darla Patterson

John Shillinglaw

$10,000 to $24,999

Anonymous (3)

George & Linda Albright

James Bennett

The Brookby Foundation

Neal & Carla Butenhoff

Douglas & Sherry Caves

Karen Etter Hale & Jim Hale

Fund for Lake Michigan

Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

Cathy Halpin

Holbrook Travel

John C. Bock Foundation

Kelly Kearns & Tom McClintock

Richard Emmons Luthin

Lux Foundation

Susan Mischler

David Moore

Lorain Olsen

Peter Ostlind

Mary Kay Ring

Judith & James Schwarzmeier

Penelope & Gary Shackelford

Donald & Elizabeth Tills

We Energies Foundation

Peter & Lynne Weil

David Weizenicker

$5,000 to $9,999


Thomas Anderson

Bruce & Nancy Braun

Virginia Coburn

Shelly & JD Culea

Friends of Governor Dodge State Park

Janis Gradisnik

Hamilton Family Foundation

Kathleen L Hawkins & Charles Marn

Bill & Lisa Keen

Michael & Erica San Dretto

Beverly Schwabe

Ronald & Ann Semmann

Kurt & Susan Sroka

Marc & Marilyn Thwaits

s u PP orters

Roger & Lynn Van Vreede

John & April Wald

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

Caryl Zaar

$1,000 to $4,999


David & Kathryn Adam

Alliant Energy Foundation

Ariens Foundation Charitable Fund

John Arnold

Mike & Karen Austad

Jane Barnett

Nancy & James Baxter

Patricia Becker

Linda Bernhardt

Anna Biermeier & Roger Hanson

Terence & Susan Bischoff

Diane Bless

Linda Bochert & David Hanson

David & Janet Braby

Janet & Michael Brandt

Kristen & Jeffrey Brown

Donna Browning

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Kathy & Carl Chapman

David Clutter & Meredith Porembski

Gary & Elaine Coll

Jane Cordero

Beverly Cram

Barry & Barbara DeBoer

Robert & Diane Dempsey

Thomas & Kira Dott

Elizabeth and Jeff Louis Foundation

Paul & Patricia Ellsworth

Gary & Judith Ertel

Kristine Euclide & Douglas Steege

Don Ferber

Firefly Conservation Company

Katie & Douglas Fisher

Susan Ford-Hoffert

J. Michael Gahagan

Kathleen Gallick

Gaumnitz Family Fund

Lloyd Genskow

Stephen Glass

Jim Goers

Richard Gordon

Thomas Gross

Rebecca Haefner

Robert & Elke Hagge Jr.

Julie Hastreiter

Pamela Heaney

Heinrichs Home Comfort

Rick Heinritz

Martin & Ellen Henert

Michael & Kim Herro

Tod Highsmith & Joan Braune

James & Barbara Hill

Robert & Merrill Horswill

James & Sharel Hubing

Jay Huemmer

Diane Humphrey Lueck & Gary Lueck

Nancy Isaacson

Terri Johnson & Roy Froemming


Deborah Kern

Mary Korkor

Mary Krall

John Kraniak

James & Rebecca Kurtz

Eric Larson & Susan Lewis

Asenath LaRue & Art Montana

Jack R Lawton & Bonnie McMullin-Lawton

Roma Lenehan

Micaela Levine & Thomas St. John Lindborg Parsons Charitable Fund

Clark Lindo

James Lousier

Warren & Denise Loveland

Bill Lunney & Judie Pfeifer

Alfred Lustig & Janice Watson

Tim & Laura Maleski

Thomas Mallery

Colleen Marsden & Holly Anderson

Patrick McGranahan & Kelly Kotewa

Susan & Joseph McMahon

MGE Foundation

LaVonne Middleton

Monarch Joint Venture

Hart Moss

Michael & Makenzie Mullane

Gerald & Deelila Murray

Jan Nash

Thomas Nash & Corinna Gries

Catherine Nelson

Noel Cutright Bird Club

North Lakeland Discovery Center

Mary & Larry O’Brien

Sarah and Peter Palmer

Richard & Donna Reinardy

Audrey Reineck

Alan Richards

Ronda Richards & Robert Ley

Diane Rosner & Bill O’Neill

Ted Ross

Jeff & Diane Roznowski

Daniel & Samantha Scheiman

Kurt & Laurie Schmude

Richard & Carlile Schneider

Daniel & LaVern Schroeder

Carl & Barbara Schwartz

Paul Scott

Pat Shaklee & Kim Reinke

Janice Sharp

Dan & Marcia Smith

Michael & Mary Smith

William & Jacqueline Smith

Lowell Tesky



Jim Trumpy

Deborah & Patrick Turski

Kathryn Voelker

Stephanie & Michael Vrabec

Glenn & Jane Watts

Wells Print and Digital

Delisa & Stephen White

Michael Williamson & Mary Ann Doll

Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education

Woodland Soul Massage

John Bryant Wyman

Michael Youngman

Ledell Zellers & Simon Anderson

$500 to $999

Anonymous (1)

Annemarie Adsen

Richard Albert

Aldo Leopold Audubon Society

Amy Alstad

Peggy Anderson

Carne Andrews

Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

Association of Retired Conservationists

Janet Axelson

Jennell & Mark Ballering

Paul Bargren

Bruce & Kathleen Bartel

Denise & Jeffrey Baylis

Dale Beske & Dorothy Gertsch

Merle & Nancy Biggin

Marilyn Bontly

Marcia Bradley

Barry Brezan & Carlen Schenk

Brookfield Congregational Church

James & Karen Buck

Kenneth Buelow & Mary O’Leary

Marsha & Peter Cannon

Deborah Cardinal & Walter Burt

Ellen Censky

Laurits & Bea Christensen

Peter & Barbara Classen

Barbara & Ted Cochrane

Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes

Cathy Daus

James & Ann DeLine

Karen & Ben Diamond

Carla & Michael DiIorio

Jason Dinges

Carolyn & Dan Doedens

Mary Lou Findley

James Fleming

Kathleen Foley

James Friedrich

Friends of Cherokee Marsh

Friends of Dodge County Parks

William & Kimberly Gabby

B’Ann Gabelt

Donna Gager

Judy Gibbs

Rebecca Gilman & Charles Harmon

Sandra & John Goggin

Daniel & Margot Griesbach

Susan Groshong & Robert Dillard

Priscilla Haehn

Kathy Haines

Jane Hamblen

We deeply regret any omissions or errors. Please contact our of fice at (608) 409-3122 or info@wisconservation.org to let us kn ow of corrections.

Gifts received between January 1 and December 31, 2022

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Wava Haney

Guy & Carole Hansen

Raymond Hansen

Frank Hassler

Jon Heinrich

Marci & Jim Hess

Christine Hill

Thomas & Joyce Hirsch

Alexander & Anukriti Hittle

Michael & Marcia Hittle

Rita & John Hoffmann

Mary & Robert Hubbard

Jeffrey & Erin Huebschman

James & Esther Huntoon

Hope Imaizumi & Daniel Imaizumi Krieger

George Jacklin

Michael John Jaeger

Jens Jensen

Johnson Block & Company

Donald & Diana Johnson

Jill Joswiak

Mary Juba

Barb & Mark Jung

Trudy Karlson & David Weber

William Kehl

Kikkoman Foods Foundation

Timothy Kohl

Kristine Krause & Scott Patulski

Thomas & Margie Krauskopf

Gretchen La Budde

Dale & Sandra Landgren

Chris Landwehr

Kenneth Lange

Jean & Mark Ledman

Michael Lenehan & Mary Williams

Brendan LeRoy

Bridgit Levin

Brooke & Jonathan Lewis

Dr. Charlotte Little

Roland & Barbara Littlewood

Marilynn & Jim Loving

Lower Chippewa River Alliance

Jeffrey & Linda Luedtke

Kristi Lund

Robert & Margaret Lyons

Deb Markwardt

Duane & Peggy Marxen

Sumner Matteson

Kevin McGuire


Karen Merlau

Beth Meyerand & Chad Moritz

Robert & Rebecca Moczulewski

David & Ann Moffat

Doris & Dale Moody

Ed & Linda Mordy

Earl Morren & Vera Ming Wong

Charles Mote

Martin Murphy

Michael & Susan Nesemann

Robert & Carol Niendorf

Northwest Illinois Audubon Society

Reed Noss

Karen Oberhauser

Beth Olson

Richard & Christine Ouren

Jeanna Owens & Martha Jane Stryker

Kris Perlberg

Sheryl Pethers

Claudia Pilger

Alan & Carol Pohl

John Pool

Dr Rex & Linda Pope

Jeanne & Larry Prochnow

Laura Guy & James Prosser

David & Cindy Rasmussen

Darlene Rause

Marsha & Robert Rea

Kathleen Redmond

Kenneth & Susan Reese

Lori Remeika

Anne Riendl

Mollie Ring

Nina Rothschild-Utne

Claire Rynders

Paul & Thea Sager

Billie Samson

Jim Schleif & Bill Morley

Mary Schley

Sarah Schultz

David & Maureen Schwartz

Robert Selk

Donna Sereda


Carrol & Howard Fibich

Carol Fleishauer

Jason & Kim Frank

Judith & Jim Freund

Friends of Havenwoods, Inc.

Jane Furchgott

Theresa Geurs

Marge Gibson

William & Sally Giese

William & Nancy Gilland

Deborah & Luke Gillespie

Susan Gilmore

Betsy Ginger

Peggy & Carl Glassford

Jean Gohlke

Donald & Karen Grade

Darrel & Ruthann Gunderson

Robert & Iva Gundrum

Doug & Meg Haag

Vicki Halverson

Jim & Marilyn Hampton

Kathleen Hartman

Mike Healy

Megan Heneke

Rebecca Ann Herb

Denise Herzberg

Richard & Anne Hesse

Randy & JoAnn Hoffman

Sarah Hole & Eileen Mershart

Andrew & Paula Holman

Signe Holtz

Sandra & Edward Miller

Milliman Solutions

Lawrence Mirkes

Linda Mogan

Robert & Barbara Mortimore

James Murray

Jamie & John Myers

Mary and Michael Myers

Alan Nass

Steven Nass

Cyndi Nienhaus

Jennifer & Scott Nordstrom

Northern Lake Service Inc

Darlene & Anthony Nowak

Gretchen Bell

Suzanne Oberhauser

Michael O’Connell

Karen & L. Patrick O’Hagan

Tracy Olson

Linda & Terry Parrish

Allan & Patty Patek

Michael Petersen

Gail Piotrowski

Margaret & James Polglaze

Prairie Nursery

Oliver Radcliffe

Nick Reach & Heidi Kent

Susan Reed & Peter Schmidt

Mike Reese

Michael & Barbara Ries

Jennifer Rutten

Rebecca & Jeff Zuhlke

Karen & Doug Zweizig

$250 to $499

Sharon Adams

Joanne Adsen

Susan Ahlquist

Nancy & James Albertin

David & Sarah Allen

Amy Alpine

Julie Andersen

Becky Andreucci

Andrew Badje

Mary Ann & Jim Baggs

Jerold Bahls

David Bange

Charles Barnhill

Holly & Dr. Jack Bartholmai

Devyn Beaugh

Allen & Tamara Becker

Matthew Berg

Jon Bergquist

Sarah Besadny & James Meiers

Steven & Julie Betchkal

Christine Blaine

Margaret Blanchard

Bert Bleke

Terry Bloom

Helen Bolgrien

La Donna Borth

Jeff & Freya Bowen

Owen Boyle & Anne Reis

William & Treva Breuch

Anne Buchanan

Linda & Edward Calhan

Jennifer Callaghan

Dale Callaham & Susan Lancelle

Clare & Matthew Carlson

Sue Case

Curt & Arlys Caslavka

Elizabeth & Joseph Charron

Connie Collopy

Sue Conley & Michael Stieghorst

Howard Czoschke

Ann Demorest

Loretta Dichraff

Keith Dierkx

Brian Doverspike & Becky Anderson

David & Corinne Drexler

James & Kathleen Dyreby

Patrick & Lloyd Eagan

Chuck & Mary Egle

Mark Emery

Claudia Farias-Moen

Richard & Jill Feldkamp

Sue Feyrer

Nancy Horvath

Hank Hosler

Beth Howman Combs & Michael Combs

Judith Huf

Dan Huff

Kristine Jensen

Arlyne Johnson & Michael Hedemark

Collin Johnson

Mary & Thomas Johnson

Richard Jones

Pamela Kahler & Stan Miller

William Kelly

Shannon Kennedy

Michele Kenner

Diane Kercheck

Timothy Kessenich

Todd Kiefer

Pam Kindschi

Robert Kluge

Terrence Knudsen

Robert & Jackie Koehler

Herbert H. Kohl Charities

Kathleen & Terry Kohlman

Richard Krueger

Ron & Winnie Krueger

Robert Lannan, Jr.

Jesse Lapointe

Jennifer Lazewski

Sheila Leary

Richard LeClair

Melissa Leitch

Stephen Lewis

Joan Littrel

Karen Lloyd

Dan Loescher

Mark Lohry

Laura Long

Davin Lopez

Donna Lotzer

Timothy & Patricia Lubinsky

Jonathan & Patty Maag

Stewart Macaulay

Marcia MacKenzie

Katheryn Mackie

David Manor

Ann Marsh-Meigs & Eric Meigs

Matenaer Corporation

Tamara Matheus

Brent McCown

Sarah McMunn

Katherine Mehls

Joanne Mellema

Karen Mesmer & Robert Rolley

Frederic & Patricia Michalski

Shawn & Sarah Sabatke

Lisa Saywell & Judith Houck

Steve Schlecht

Scholz Nonprofit Law

Lori Schubring

Nancy Schuchhardt

Marcela Schultz

Ann Scott

Mistre & Greg Scribner

Dan & Joey Seehafer

Michael & Meg Severa

Emily Shannon

Amy Sheldon

John Shippy

Bill & Judy Shirley

Brent Sieling & Megan Schliesman

Kate Srozinski

State Farm Insurance -

Patrick Marsden

Christine Stott

Kathleen Svabek

Lon & Ellen Swedberg

William & Nancy Tans

Bradley Tenenholtz

Halie Tenor

James & Debra Tenorio

The Village

Craig & Mary Thompson

Susan Tikalsky & Al Friedman

Mike & Cheryl Trieschmann

Peter Tropman

Tom Uttech

Michael Vahldieck & Julie Horner

Rick & Laurie Vant Hoff

Paul Vastag & Karen Wegner

John Vellardita

Thomas Wallner

Greg Walsh

Debra Walters

Blake Wanger

Sharron Webster

Agnes Welsch

Gwen Welter

Sandra Wickman

John & Debra Wiegand

Sandra Wiegand

Marc Williams

Paul Williams

Jerry & Pam Wilson

John Woerfel

Levi & Janet Wood

Cathy & James Wright

Cindy Zalewski

Larry Zanoni

Brent & Karen Zimmerman

16 Bridges | spring 2023
Patricia Sowls Estate
& Herb Sharpless
& Kathleen Shurts
& Gladi Sippel
of Timothy Staats
Thomas & Ruth Stram
& Andrea Stupi
& Deanna Swanson
& Neil Voskuil
Wagner & Cindy Schlosser
Walaszek & Suzanne Geerts
Wall-Statz & Dave Statz
William Walter
& Diane Weber
Wegner & Bob Andrews
& Catherine White
& Lyn Wible
& Kris Wiegand
o U r s U pporters ( contd.)

conser Vation le G ac Y

The Natural Heritage Circle are members who have made the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin a part of their estate plan.

Anonymous (31)

David Adam

George & Linda Albright

Candye Andrus

Mike & Karen Austad

Janet Axelson

David Bange

James Bennett

Paul Brandt**

Michael & Janet Brandt

Bruce Braun

Margaret Brown**

William Cairns

Suzanne Covoloskie

John Dolen Dee**

Marilyn Deutsch Hampton

Dale Druckrey**

Charles Luthin

Holly Anderson & Colleen Marsden

James Matras

Carl & Barbara Mcllquham

Susan Mischler

Gerald and Deelila Murray

Ed & Patty Neumueller

V.E. Nicholas**

Art & Cora Oehmcke**

Ruth Oppedahl

Mary Oster

Chuck & Linda Pils

Peter & Mary Ann** Pittner

Sandra Raby**

Janet & Andrew Raddatz

David Redell**

Connie & Peter Roop

Jeff & Diane Roznoswki

Thomas Jerow & Steve Schreier

Dan & LaVern Schroeder

Rebecca Schroeder

Sandra Schwab**

Penelope & Gary Shackelford

John Shillinglaw

David Simonsmeier

Timothy Staats**

Sarah Stoll**

Don & Betty Tills

Mark & Christine Troudt

Anne Wandler

John & Leslie Watschke

David & Joyce** Weizenicker

Jane Wiley

Janet & Steve Wissink

Nash Williams**

Caryl Zaar

Reynold Zeller**

Robert & Nancy Rudd

Richard & Carlile Schneider

a nnual l eadershi P s u PP ort

** denotes that the named member is deceased Conservation

Anonymous (3)

David & Kathryn Adam

Thomas Anderson

Mike & Karen Austad

James Barnett

James Bennett

Linda Bochert & David Hanson

Bruce & Nancy Braun

Neal & Carla Butenhoff

Douglas & Sherry Caves

Laurits & Bea Christensen

David Clutter & Meredith Porembski

Virginia Coburn

Shelly & JD Culea

Thomas & Kira Dott

Kristine Euclide & Douglas Steege

Don Ferber

Stephen Glass

Rebecca Haefner

Robert & Elke Hagge Jr.

Kathleen Hawkins & Charles Marn

Rick Heinritz

Martin & Ellen Henert

Robert & Merrill Horswill

Diane Humphrey Lueck & Gary Lueck

Mary Krall

John Kraniak

Kristine Krause & Scott Patulski

James & Rebecca Kurtz

Bill Lunney & Judie Pfeifer

Richard Emmons Luthin

Thomas Mallery

Jim Matras

LaVonne Middleton

David Moore

Michael & Makenzie Mullane

Thomas Nash & Corinna Gries

Patty & Ed Neumueller

Lorain Olsen

Peter Ostlind

John & Darla Patterson

Audrey Reineck

Ted Ross

Jeff & Diane Roznowski

Kurt & Laurie Schmude

Carl & Barbara Schwartz

Ronald & Ann Semmann

Dan & Marcia Smith

William & Jacqueline Smith

Lowell Tesky

Jim Trumpy

Roger & Lynn Van Vreede

David Weizenicker

Michael Williamson & Mary Ann Doll

John Bryant Wyman

Caryl Zaar

17 Bridges | SPRING 2023 annual re P ort annual re P ort
annual re P ort
Br I dges SPRING 2023 17 nat U ral her I tage c I rcle
t he conservat I on ste Ward s oc I ety
Jane Edson** Elizabeth Fayram Daniel Flaherty** John Freeborg Thomas Ganfield** Philip & Dale Grimm Robert** & Cathy Halpin Mary Hamel Linda Bochert & David Hanson Rita Hayen Bill Heart Pamela & Craig Heilman Rick Heinritz Jeffrey Hintz Ron Horn** Diane Humphrey Lueck Gerry & Barbara Hussin Robert Jaeger Ken Jalowitz Robert Jostes John & Marlen Kaiser** Bill & Lisa Keen James Kobiske John & Mary Koeppe Lauren Koshere Mary Krall Martha Kronholm Holly Kuusinen Jerry & Barbara Larson** Karen Lawrence Kristi Lund
Steward Society
$1,000 or more.
members contribute an
unrestricted gift of

in honor or in memorY

onorary and m emorial Gifts

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

In Memory of Dorothy A. Amend

Association of Retired Conservationists

In honor of Jerry Anderson

Debbie Greene & Reid Jorgenson

In honor of Katie & Dave Batker

Judy Batker

In honor of Julie Berndt

Greer Nelson

In Memory of Barbara


Carne Andrews


Kristin Bauer

Todd Brown

Timothy & Yvonne Burkee

Shawn Carney

Elise Gold

Mary Jean Hale

James & Esther Huntoon

Monique Isham

Kelly Jacobson

Phylis Johnson

Lynda Finn & Emily Jones

Phyllis Lorenz

Holly Nilles

Michael & Debra Palm

Michael Peczynski

Donald & Marion Peterson

Carol Philipps

Antonina Prestigiacomo

Leslie Seltzer & Charles McKenzie

M. Janaan Sampson

William & Jacqueline Smith

Ralph & Debbie Stamler

Jim & Susan Vergeront

In honor of Diane Bless

Jon & Cookie Miller

In Memory of Paul Brandt

Merle & Nancy Biggin

In honor of Scott Brochtrup

Benjamin & Jessica Johnson

In honor of Nancy Businga

Suzanne Bahls

In honor of Lisa Charron

Elizabeth & Joseph Charron

In honor of Chula

Aurora Adams

In Memory of Jack Cook

Chad Cook

In Memory of Carol Czekalski

Ron & Diane Weber

In Memory of Heidi Annmarie

Darling Hoyt

Jess Krueger

In Memory of Edward Dickinson

Mary Smith

In Memory of Paul Didier

Association of Retired Conservationists

In Memory of Peter R. Dohr

William & Treva Breuch

In honor of Erik

Kendra Gullicksen

In Memory of Richard Fayram

Elizabeth Fayram

In honor of Kaitlynn Finfrock

Debbie Greene & Reid Jorgenson

In honor of Alison Geanon

Alison & George Geanon

In Memory of Cliff Germain

Association of Retired Conservationists

In Memory of Ronald Giles

Rita Giles

In Memory of Scott M. Goeb

Sandra and Charles Giovetti

In Memory of Leonard “Buzz”

A. Gourdoux

Larry Baker

Lissa Berndt

Dee Merryfield-Jans

Mark Ridgman

Danny Ritchey

Paul & Lana Roberts

Bonnie Sallmann

In honor of Lonnie Haas

Carolyn Haas

In honor of Cynthia Higgins

Jane Ahlstrom

In Memory of Henry Hochfellner

Carol Burke

Paul Fohs

William Hochfellner

Katherine Kennedy-Kartheiser

In honor of Marjorie Horness Dreps

Deb Markwardt

In Memory of Beckett Hudson

Laura Kirkegaard

In honor of Sharon & Jerry Huffmaster

Benjamin & Jessica Johnson

In Memory of Joan

Todd & Kris Wiegand

In honor of Uncle Joe

Nathaniel Keisling

In honor of Bruce Jones

Eric Jones

In honor of Alex Kaspar

Betsy & Jim Matzinger

In honor of Juli Kaufmann

Sharon Adams

In Memory of Jim & Grace Kile

Dawn Kile

In Memory of Scott Kistner

Carl Jalowitz

In Memory of Scott Kistner

Tricia Cinker

In Memory of Michael Koebernik

Andrea Hug

Kim & Paul Falde

Jack & Brenda Walkky

In honor of Lynn & Paul Kubicha

Betsy Ginger

In Memory of Ronald “Ron”


Sheila & Gary Goemans

Eric Larson & Susan Lewis

In Memory of Daniel Laur

Becky Andreucci

David Berendsen

Aaron Fiul

Joan Becker Friedman & Mike


Patti & Jim Gutglass

Marci Houts

Deborah Kravit

Colleen & Richie Mitchell

Terri & Neil Siegel

In Memory of Robert “Bob” Leigh

Cassandra Alfheim

In honor of Analise Lindborg

Parsons Charitable Fund

In Memory of Hugh McMahon

Laura Long

In Memory of Marlene Messling

Association of Retired Conservationists

Donna Sereda

In honor of Bob Khouri & Michelle Cihla

Dan & Aubrie Khouri

In Memory of David H. Middleton

LaVonne Middleton

In honor of Laurel Mills

Lynn Koss

In Memory of Tim Minter

Allen & Tamara Becker

Rodney & Carrie Effinger

Reginald Effinger

Robert & Mary Johnson

Bonnie Minter

Carolyn & Timothy Pelzek

In Memory of David Morehouse

Association of Retired Conservationists

In Memory of Mary Lou Munts

Michael Youngman

In Memory of Ann D. Musche

Alan Richards

In honor of Ryan O’Toole

Christine O’Toole

In honor of Joe Panci

Theodore & Tracy May

In Memory of Emily Papara

Tracy & Jason Trentadue

In honor of Janet Raddatz

Dodge County Master Gardener


In honor of Marsha Rea

Susan McAlister

In Memory of Dave Redell

Mary Ann & Jim Baggs

Cynthia & Thomas Eagon

Kris & Thomas Kesselhon

Shana Lavin & Howard Sonn

In Memory of Lita Reif

Tom & Barb Reif

In Memory of Rick Alan Relyea

Tamara Relyea

In honor of Julia & Katherine


David & Dawn Rieckmann

In Memory of Richard J. Ring

Mollie Ring

In honor of Pam K. Schindele

Mark Vander Woude

In Memory of James J. Schwabe

Dr. Michael & Edie Schwabe

In honor of Beverly Schwabe

Susan Schwabe

In Memory of Richard “Dick”


Lori Jarrell

In honor of the hard-working employees of WDNR

Rebecca Belmont

In Memory of Augie Tietz

Steven Nass

In honor of Arlene & Ed Trochlell

Jill Trochell Ziehr

In honor of Trout

Robert Selk

In Memory of Carol Ann Weisensel

Everett Weisensel

In Memory of Joyce Weizenicker

Susan & Mike Walton

In Memory of David White

Lynn White

In Memory of Don Whitty

Kay Christianson

In honor of Jerry Wickman

Sandra Wickman

In honor of Dr. Paul Williams

Karin Mahony & Adam Balin

In honor of Luke Worsham

Linda & Paul Harris

In Memory of Jeff Wyman

Marion Wyman

In honor of Camille Zanoni

Kurt & Susan Sroka

In Memory of Jerry Zeichert

David & Colleen Beilfuss

18 Br I dges SPRING 2023 n atural r esources Foundation of Wisconsin
jU ly 21, 2022-Fe B r Uary 14, 2023

our Partners

You’re bringing conservation experts together to accomplish big goals. These organizations from across the state received funding from the Natural Resources Foundation in 2022 for their conservation and environmental education work

Access Ability Wisconsin Inc.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

American Bird Conservancy

Arrowhead High School

Baraboo Range Preservation Association

Beaumont Elementary School

Beaver Creek Reserve

BIPOC Birding Club of Wisconsin

Birding Havana

Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center

Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin

Bonduel Elementary School

Bong Naturalist Association

Botanical Club of Wisconsin

Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station

Chippewa County Land


City of Lake Geneva Avian Committee

Clean Wisconsin

Clement Avenue School

Clintonville High School

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Crestwood Elementary School

Dane County Conservation League

Dane County Land and Water Resources Department

Douglas County Land Conservation Department

Driftless Area Land Conservancy

Edgewood Campus School

Edison Middle School

Elm Grove Bird City

Elmbrook Nature Center

Emmeline Cook Elementary

Escuela Verde

Feminist Bird Club - Madison Wisconsin Chapter

Ferry Bluff Eagle Council

FIELD Edventures

Fontana Elementary School

Foundations of Success

Fox Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Friends of Copper Falls State Park

Friends of Crex Association

Friends of Governor Dodge State Park

Friends of Hartman Creek State Park

Friends of McFarland Parks

Friends of Owen Conservation Park

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Friends of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Friends of the Blufflands

Friends of the Cedarburg Bog

Friends of Wehr Nature Center

Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Parks

Friends of Wisconsin State Parks

Gathering Waters

Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society Inc.

Geneva Lake Conservancy, Inc.

Get Kids Outside

Glacial Lakes Conservancy

Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council

Groundswell Conservancy

Hales Corners Lutheran School

Highland Community School District

Holy Wisdom Monastery

Ice Age Trail Alliance - Langlade County Chapter

International Crane Foundation

Jefferson County Parks

Kennedy Elementary School

Kettle Moraine Land Trust

Kettle Moraine Natural History Association

LaFollette High School Arboretum Club

Lake View Elementary School

Lakeland Area Mountain Bike Organization, Inc.

Landmark Conservancy

Madison Audubon

Madison Friends of Urban Nature

Marathon Area Elementary School

McKinley Elementary

Mequon Nature Preserve

Midwest Environmental Advocates

Mitchell Integrated Arts School

Monarch Butterfly Fund

Muirland Bird Club

National Society of Colonial Dames of AmericaState of Wisconsin

Navarino Nature Center

North Lakeland Discovery Center

Northern Waters Environmental Charter School

Northwoods Land Trust

Omro Middle School

One City Schools

Osa Conservation

Outdoor Heritage Education Center Inc

Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

Pheasants Forever Wisconsin

Raptor Education Group, Inc.

Richland Center – Santa Teresa Sister City Project

Riley Elementary School Parent Teachers Association

River Alliance of Wisconsin

River Bend Nature Center

River Revitalization Foundation

Riveredge Nature Center

Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center School District of Beloit

Shawano County Land Conservation Department

SOAR Charter Middle School

Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium

Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Spooner Elementary

St. Aloysius Catholic School

Stoner Prairie Elementary School

The Newport Wilderness Society

The Prairie Enthusiasts

Tower Rock Elementary School

Trees For Tomorrow

Tropical Wings

Upper Sugar River Watershed Association

Urban Ecology Center

UW-Madison Biocore Outreach Ambassadors

UW-Madison Extension Wisconsin Master Naturalist

UWSP Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Viroqua Area Schools

Wausau Bird Club

Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

Winged Freedom Raptor Hospital

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters

Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education

Wisconsin Bird Conservation Partnership

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Healthy Grown Potato Program

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers

Wisconsin Waterfowl Association

Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Wisconsin’s Green Fire

Wonewoc-Center Middle School

YMCA Camp St. Croix

additional photo credits for this issue:

Page 2, Shelly torkelson

Page 3, Jeff Galligan

Page 4, Damian Vraniak

Page 8, Christine tanzer

Page 9, Patrick Wilson, Jill Schraufnagel

Page 10, eric Preston

Page 12, Catherine

Nguyen, Caitlin Williamson

Page 14, Larry Stopa, elena Price, Fernando Rivera

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