The importance of wetlands

Even though wetlands cover more than five-million acres of our state, they don’t always top the list of Wisconsin’s most beloved outdoor spaces. But maybe they should, especially considering we’ve lost more than half of our wetlands in just the last century or so.  

Extreme heat in urban Milwaukee

Climate change is making summers hotter, leaving people without air conditioning in Milwaukee and other cities vulnerable to its dangerous health impacts. Low-income communities and communities of color are often more likely to experience the harsh impacts of severe heat brought by climate change.

Letter from the President

Each year the need for protecting Wisconsin’s environment comes into sharp focus on trips to summer cabins, while boating on Lake Superior, fishing on a northern Wisconsin lake, or running through woods or past fields of coneflowers on Picnic Point in Madison.

Letter from the President

Earth Day started because people like Gaylord Nelson knew we needed to fix the environmental crises we faced in the 1970s. In the years that followed, our federal leaders enacted historic legislation like the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.