Upcoming Events

Conservation on Tap – July


Thursday, July 13th 4:30-6:30

Mickey’s, 1524 Williamson St.

Conservation on Tap is hosted every third Thursday of the month. Are you interested in Wisconsin conservation efforts? Curious about how to make a environmental difference? Conservation On Tap is for you! Come to socialize about Wisconsin conservation over a Wisconsin beer!

Conservation On Tap is an opportunity for conservation enthusiasts to connect across agencies and fields, for young professionals to network and get tapped into greater conservation efforts, and for non-professional conservation practitioners to get engaged. Come and chat, hope to see you there! #ConservationBuzz

Conservation Field Trip


Join WSCB for a Conservation Field Trip! Come learn about the International Crane Foundation (ICF) with a guided, behind-the-scenes tour. The ICF tour will be accompanied by Anne Lacy, Crane Researcher for North America Programs. This tour is a great opportunity to learn about international research. The ICF global headquarters is located in Baraboo, WI, with research conducted across the globe in over 50 countries on five continents.

Following picnic lunch at ICF we will head over to the Aldo Leopold Foundation to tour the historic Shack, as a well as learn about the oak restoration site at the property. Dr. Stan Temple, Professor Emeritus in Conservation at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, will lead the tour. Dr. Stan Temple is a  former Society for Conservation Biology President and Chairman of the Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

Tickets are $25 and include the cost of the tours, gas, and lunch beverage.

8:30am – meet up for carpool from Madison
9:30am-11:30am – Tour of the International Crane Foundation
11:30am-12:00pm – lunch at the International Crane Foundation
12:00pm-12:30 – Drive to Aldo Leopold Foundation
12:30pm-2:00pm – Tour of Aldo Leopold Foundation Shack and Farm
2:00-3:00 – return to Madison

What to bring:
Please bring a bag lunch, binoculars, water bottle, and good walking shoes.

If you would like to carpool, please email wisconbio@gmail.com by Monday, July 10th.



WSCB Restoration Work Day

Saturday, July 22nd, 9:00am-Noon

Join WSCB as we assist the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association (USRWA) to restore the Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area. Volunteers will help remove invasives and treat them with herbicide, collect prairie seeds, and girdle aspen trees. No experience necessary, nor tools, but please bring gloves if you have them.

Joining in restoration work days is a great way to learn about conservation efforts and give back to the State Natural Areas. Meet at Epic Lane in Verona. View the map and RSVP on the Facebook event page.


International Congress for Conservation Biology

July 23-27, 2017

Location: Cartagena, Colombia. Stay tuned for a Chapter travel grant announcement!