Natural Resources


Natural Resources

The Extension Institute of Natural Resources helps individuals, communities and the state coexist with Wisconsin’s rich water, mineral land and forestry resources. Cooperative Extension’s Lake Superior National research reserve and Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center are examples of research and programming that serve Wisconsinites living in a resource-rich state.

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Providing educational opportunities to youth, youth leaders, and adults through programs focused on environmental and leadership education

 

 Regional Natural Resources Education Program

Leading and facilitating water quality projects and engaging private woodland owners to encourage sustainable forest management

Wisconsin Master Naturalist

Providing education, training, and service opportunities for adult volunteers who are passionate about conserving the state’s natural resources

Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey

Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey

Surveying Wisconsin’s geological, mineral, and water resources

 


 

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Did You Know

Many people already know of our popular programs, but did you know we also:

 



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Natural Resources Publications

 

Supporting Native Bees: Our Essential Pollinators

The Learning Store produces and distributes educational materials based on university research, extending knowledge to the statewide community.

 

Featured Publication

Supporting Native Bees: Our Essential Pollinators describes the importance of bees in pollinating major food crops, how to attract and support native pollinators, and how to construct, place, and maintain nests

 

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Connect with Your CountyFind Your Local Office

Cooperative Extension experts live and work in the communities they serve. Our team offers insight and solutions based on a deep understanding of local needs and priorities.

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A Part of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Program Area

 

Cooperative Extension’s Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources creates a bridge between Wisconsin’s ag and the environmental resources with the people that use them. We help producers, farmers, and businesses build stronger and more diverse farm and food systems. With communities and regions, we work hand-in-hand to support land and water resource needs.

 

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Director

Prior to joining Extension, Tricia Gorby served in several roles at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and most recently as the Section Chief for the Forest Sciences Section with the Division of Forestry, where she led an engaged staff of research scientists and specialists that focus on reforestation, forest health, applied research, silviculture, hydrology, and forest economics.

 

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