The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, its creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. In Wisconsin, TNC has protected more than 233,900 acres of land and water since 1960.

Funding from the Meringoff Family Foundation supports its work with partners in the Yahara River Watershed to restore the wetlands on 160 acres owned by Dane County. The restoration will help address flooding that is becoming increasingly more common and provide wildlife habitat and access to nature in a rapidly growing part of Wisconsin.

“Dane County looks forward to working with local partners, including The Nature Conservancy and the Friends of Pheasant Branch, to restore this property using a science-based approach that improves water quality, reduces stormwater runoff, and creates meaningful recreational opportunities for the public.”

Laura Hicklin, Director, Dane County Land & Water Resources Department