Conservation News

May 17, 2018

Dane County and conservation group to acquire more than 100 acres for Cherokee Marsh

A partnership between the Groundswell Conservancy and Dane County has protected more than 100 acres of Cherokee Marsh. This marsh will continue providing habitats for wildlife and protecting the water quality of Lake Mendota courtesy in part to the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

» Full Article at The Wisconsin State Journal

Jan 30, 2018

An owl named Arlington

Dozens of snowy owls all over North America have been outfitted with transmitter backpacks, and the data they collect is invaluable in understanding snowy owl migrations, local movements, and general ecology. Arlington, our local snowy owl celebrity, can be tracked and more information about the project can be found on the Project SNOWstorm website (

» Full Article at Lodi Enterprise

Jan 30, 2018

Researchers Monitoring Wildlife On Madeline Island

Researchers in northern Wisconsin have placed 25 trail cameras on Madeline Island to gather a better picture of the diversity of wildlife on Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands. Over time, they hope to use the data to gain a better understanding of the wildlife ecology of these systems.

» Full Article at Wisconsin Public Radio

Dec 05, 2017

Providing Healthy, Local, and Sustainable Seafood Through Aquaculture Technology

Through her work with The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, Kata helps create the technology that provides a sustainable, local way to farm healthy fish that’s good for people, our economy and the environment.

» Full Article at The Conservation Fund

Dec 05, 2017

From rescue to research: training detection dogs for conservation

Conservation and research teams have used detection dogs to locate illegal wildlife products, weapons, invasive species, and, particularly, wildlife scat–a non-invasive way to collect dietary, hormonal, and genetic information contained in fecal material.

» Full Article at New York Times

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