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Date: 1964-05-28 

Description: Sunlight spotlights a prairie tract where more than 100 members of the Friends of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum picnicked and toured the area in gr...

Date: 1955-07-18 

Description: Three teen boys work together to build up the side of the creek to stop the flowing water from washing the soil away on an edge of Black Earth Creek west o...

Historical Essay

School Forests

Brief description and history of school forests.

Date: 1978 

Description: Students at Wausau West High School involved in an innovative science project that studied energy consumption and pollution of the Wisconsin River.

Book or Pamphlet

Gaylord Nelson Newsletter

Date: 1970-05 

Description: The front page of "The Gaylord Nelson Newsletter" announcing Earth Day 1970, with the headline "Mass Movement Begins".

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group portrait of men holding up a banner depicting ducks in a marsh. There is a "Support Ducks Unlimited" poster in the background underneath a silhouette...

Speakers Bureau

R. Bruce Allison is a WHS Press author and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau.

Photograph

Arbor Day Group

Date: 2000-05 

Description: Group of students at Theresa Fireman's Park for Arbor Day activities.

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: Nelson sits in a canoe and looks out over the water around the Apostle Islands.

Photograph

Rock River Clean Up

Date: 1999-05 

Description: 77 volunteers pick up trash and debris in the Rock River. Chuck Trauba and the crew covered the river from Theresa Marsh to the Theresa Disposal plant. 50...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: This quadrangle collection of maps, meaning geological surveys, shows sections of central and northern Wisconsin. The maps include a quadrangle index map.T...

Date: 1949-09-20 

Description: Al Koppenhaver, a game warden for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, holds a bucket of dead fish that were removed from the Yahara River below...

Date: 1949-09-20 

Description: Two Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employees removing dead fish from the Yahara River near the Johnson Street bridge. The fish were evidently ki...

Historical Essay

Conservation in Wisconsin

The People who Shaped the Movement

Discover how a 19th century Scottish farm boy and many other devoted citizens created the conservation movement in Wisconsin.

Speakers Bureau

Mark Buechel is a WHS Historic Preservation member and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau.

Read about Wisconsin's role in the development of the environmental movement in the United States in the 20th century.

Date: 1948-05-12 

Description: Group portrait of fifteen members of the Southern Wisconsin Anti-Pollution Federation, sponsors of an anti-pollution meeting to prohibit dumping of sewage...

Date: 1966 ca.

Description: Gaylord Nelson participates in a canoe trip down the Namekagon River in an effort to protect the river under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Photograph

John Muir

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Head and shoulders oval framed portrait of John Muir (1838-1914).

Photograph

Bill Voelker

Date: 1997-07 

Description: Bill Voelker, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Educator and Naturalist, poses near DNR building located between Mayville and Horicon.

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