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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.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Blitz Fog" pesticide package, manufactured for Northern Industries, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1965-1967. (Museum object # 1999.143.22)

Read about Earth Day's founder, Gaylord Nelson, a Wisconsin senator and early environmentalist.

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