JULY 8, 2019
Nelson Institute partner UniverCity Year wins a Community-University Partnership Award
On June 26, 2019, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank presented the UniverCity Year (UCY) program and its partners, including Green County, with a Community-University Partnership Award for their collaborative efforts to address community challenges while exemplifying the Wisconsin Idea of expanding education and outreach beyond the classroom.
JULY 2, 2019
Register to attend a Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium workshop
A recent Nelson Institute study led by The Nature Conservancy, showed that proper land management practices play a significant role in decreasing carbon emissions. In particular, the retention of grasslands, wetlands, and forests, were shown to help fight climate change. While there are many aspects of land management that can help, controlled burns have been shown to improve the viability of these important natural grasslands and savannas, particularly those that contain native oak trees. As such, the Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium (TPOS) will be hosting workshops throughout the Midwest this summer to educate land managers on the benefits of controlled burns.
JULY 2, 2019
In Memoriam: Maggie Stewart
Margaret Ann (Maggie) Stewart passed away at her parents’ home in South Milwaukee on June 10. Maggie was a 2016 graduate of the Nelson Institute’s Environmental Conservation Master’s Program and a 2014 graduate of the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.
JULY 1, 2019
Rising to the Challenge: The Year of the Environment
At fifty, Earth Day, is a hallowed tradition. But this current moment, with all its incredible urgency, makes it feel as fresh as it did in 1970, when millions of people came together to talk about our responsibility to the planet.