Amidst the Daily Tasks, the Long View
03 / 14
2017

Amidst the Daily Tasks, the Long View

If we’re being honest about our work, some days and some efforts can feel like fire drills: the release of a new budget from the Governor’s Office, a derailed train car spilling hazardous materials, or lakes and streams literally drying up before our eyes. While there is never a shortage of immediate issues in need of attention, the work of environmental stewardship and conservation is, by its very nature, about taking the long view. Read more.

Finding Common Ground
03 / 05
2017

Finding Common Ground

For the second consecutive year, the talented team at Carbon Nation put forth a film that caught our attention and made it into the line up of our Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Our 10th annual festival takes place in Madison on March 29, with an inaugural companion event set for April 20 in Green Bay.

Last year we wrote about Soil Carbon Cowboys, which reminded us quite a bit of River Alliance friends Dick and Kim Cates who run the Cates Family Farm in Spring Green (read the full post here). For 2017, a similar tale of sustainable agriculture – and the positive impact it has on land, production and ecosystem, alike – is Carbon Nation’s One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts.

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Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media
03 / 02
2017

WaterWays, Winter 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: How we create positive change, together.

Not THAT Wild President
03 / 01
2017

Not THAT Wild President

The Wild President is a film in the line-up for our 10th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, coming Wednesday, March 29 to Madison and April 20 to Green Bay, but it’s not about who you might think.

If we asked you to set aside the last several surreal months of national politics and share your opinion on who has been our most “Wild President,” Jimmy Carter might not be the first name that springs to mind. But, when it comes to Wild & Scenic Rivers and the critical protections that give our annual spring film festival its name, Carter is wild, indeed.  

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Let's Talk Dredging
02 / 27
2017

Let's Talk Dredging

TIMELY: A draft proposal from the Wisconsin DNR, currently open for public comment, seeks to move “small scale” dredging for up to 25 cubic yards sediment (think two dump trucks worth!!!) into a General Permit (GP), which will receive substantially less scrutiny from DNR staff. The effect of this will almost certainly be more polluted waters and waterfront neighbor-to-neighbor conflicts, increased opportunities for the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species and degraded habitat for fish and other aquatic life. Read More.

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