Baldwin Wants Land and Water Conservation Fund Renewed

Sep 12, 2018
U.S. Congress

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- US Senator Tammy Baldwin spent an hour in Wausau this weekj listening to conservation leaders from across the state regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is set to expire at the end of September.

Baldwin says the money isn't just about protecting natural resources and habitats for wildlife, it's also about protecting the outdoor way of life. "It's vital to our longstanding traditions of sportsmanship, hunting, hiking, and fishing," said Baldwin.

Conservationists Gather In Madison Next Week

Mar 24, 2017
Clean Wisconsin

Each year in early spring, scores of conservationists, hunters, fishers and public-health officials gather in Madison for the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters' annual Lobby Day.

This year, the gathering is  Wed., Mar. 29.

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin recently disbursed more than $47,000 to projects that protect Wisconsin’s birds throughout the course of their lifecycle.

The Bird Protection Fund supports nine projects that are priorities of the state’s leading bird conservation organizations.

The Foundation's Executive Director Ruth Oppedahl says birds serve as indicators of ecological health, so tracking changes in their populations informs researchers about other changes in the environment...

Northwoods Land Trust

The Northwoods Land Trust reports another successful year preserving lands for future generations.

The Northwoods Land Trust  is a non-profit conservation organization  in Eagle River. They work with property owners, accepting conservation easements on property with natural or scenic resource values. After conservation easement is granted, the land trust provides long-term stewardship following the landowner's wishes.

Ken Krall spoke with Trust Executive Director Bryan Pierce. He says it was a good year.

Live from the White Pine - Laura Erickson

Aug 5, 2013
Peg Arnold

Laura Erickson, creator and host of For the Birds, stopped by the WXPR studios Friday July 26th sharing her Conservation Big Year presentation with bird-loving WXPR members.

A major component of a birding big year is to see and document as many species as possible within the calendar year. Laura describes her objectives.