We’re working to create the 68,000-acre Brule-St.Croix Legacy Forest, slated to become Wisconsin’s largest conservation project. By preserving this sustainably managed working forest, we’re protecting public access to trails, clean water, small lakes and key habitat. In 2012, we completed… Read More
More than one million people live and work in the Milwaukee metro area. As the region grows, with more houses, pavement and concrete packed into its limits, major storms can overflow sewer systems, flooding homes with filthy water. We collaborate… Read More
The Greater Prairie-Chicken once was found in abundance across much of the Midwest. But populations have declined to near extinction over the past century. Today, this great American bird is losing ground—literally. Best known for its mating “dance” where the male… Read More
Anyone seeking to escape into the great outdoors can do so in Wisconsin’s Brule River State Forest. This forest contains perhaps the finest trout stream in the state and is a favorite place for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and other outdoor… Read More
Back in 2010, the Fund worked with Douglas County to protect nearly 4,000 acres along the Nemadji River, safeguarding habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife and enhancing the quality of local water resources. A six-mile portion of the North… Read More
In June 2010, we helped protect 2,100 acres along the Totogatic River—one of the few remaining wilderness streams in the state. The property includes 12 miles of river frontage and provides habitat for more than 20 Species of Greatest Conservation Need… Read More
The Fund protected more than 400 acres along the Wisconsin River—one of the largest remaining parcels of Wisconsin River frontage. The property is an important addition to the Lower Wisconsin River State Wildlife Area, which safeguards a sensitive shoreline habitat for… Read More
As Vice President of the Midwest region, Tom Duffus leads land conservation partnerships in the Upper Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River/Missouri River watershed. During the summer, he’s often found sailing on Lake Superior. He holds a Master of Forest Science degree from Yale University and a B.S. in Environmental Studies/Geology from St. Lawrence University.
Program Director David Grusznski administers Greenseams, a Milwaukee flood management program that uses green infrastructure to keep homes dry and communities green. Contact David for more information on Greenseams.