Conservation News

Jul 01, 2014

Walworth County and KMLT partner for parks

Walworth County and the Kettle Moraine Land Trust have signed a partnership agreement for the future planning and improvement of the County's Price and Natureland parks. The County Park Committee approved the agreement at its April meeting after soliciting a proposal from the land trust to assist with these parks.

» Full Article at Walworth County Today

Jun 27, 2014

MAS Executive Director Takes New Position

Madison Audubon Society (MAS) executive director, Gary Funk, is leaving the position to coordinate a new multi-state coalition of rural advocates dedicated to school-centered community development.

» Full Article at Madison Audubon Society

Jun 25, 2014

Deal would protect gorgeous lakefront land

Pristine 333-acre property just north of Ozaukee County will be preserved if $4.2 million purchase is approved

» Full Article at Ozaukee Press

Jun 25, 2014

Trail Blazing

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail snakes its way across Wisconsin, touching nearly thirty counties and offering more than a thousand miles of hiking across terrain that ranges from groomed walkways nestled in suburbia to paths so wild they’re nearly undetectable. Fewer than thirty people have ever taken on the trail in a single attempt. Now Melanie Radzicki McManus is one of them.

» Full Article at Madison Magazine

Jun 25, 2014

‘Conservation grazing’ Use on the Rise Thanks to Funding

Fred Bengtson, DNR area wildlife manager, talked with cattle owner Christina Traeger last week at a state wildlife management area in Stearns County, MN, where Traeger’s herd is being used to mimic the beneficial effects bison had on the prairie as a way to control the land area.

» Full Article at Star Tribune

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