Tag: conservation

Join the Green Bay Conservation Partners Spring Roundtable, Wednesday, April 24

Please join us for an exciting event to share information and foster collaboration among conservation practitioners, researchers and stakeholders working in the bay of Green Bay, Lower Fox River Watershed, Green Bay’s west shore and Door Peninsula. The Green Bay Conservation Partners Spring Roundtable will be taking place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. […]

Remember: Spawning Run 5K is Saturday

The trails of the Cofrn Arboretum will be the site for the Spawning Run 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 17). The UW-Green Bay student chapter of the American Fisheries Society Student Chapter is organizing the event as a fundraiser for student professional development and fisheries conservation efforts.

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity shares in $10 million Great Lakes grant

Biologist Bob Howe, professor of Natural and Applied Sciences and director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, and Erin Giese, the Center’s data manager, are UW-Green Bay’s participants in a newly announced, multi-state, multi-university grant of $10 million to monitor coastal wetlands around the Great Lakes Basin over the next five years. This project expands […]

Media coverage: UWGB and local efforts to rehabilitate the bay

Despite headlines about a dead zone, phragmites, PCBs and other ailments in the lower bay, local environmentalists found plenty of positives as part of the second annual “Bringing Back the Bay” tour, in which about 80 people got to tour habitat restoration areas along the western shore. Among the sites visited were wetland preservation, northern […]

‘Spawning Run’ to raise funds, awareness of fisheries conservation

The UW-Green Bay student chapter of the American Fisheries Society is hosting its first ever UWGB Spawning Run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. (Great name!) The run will take place on the paths of the Cofrin Arboretum, 3.1 miles. All proceeds from the run benefit American Fisheries Society student research and local habitat restoration […]

Spawning Run to raise funds, awareness for local fisheries conservation


The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student chapter of the American Fisheries Society is hosting its first ever UWGB Spawning Run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The run will take place on the UW-Green Bay campus along the paths of the Cofrin Arboretum. The race route is 3.1 miles of winding trails through a campus […]

Ribble pushes federal legislation to target ‘dead zones’

U.S. Representative Reid Ribble is a sponsor of H.R. 3120, the Great Lakes Assurance Program Verification Act of 2015, a bill he says would help equip farmers to reduce excess nutrient loading that has seen water bodies including the Bay of Green Bay suffer seasonal “dead zones.” H.R. 3120 would create an initiative for states […]

Door wetlands (including UWGB’s at Toft Point) get prestigious designation

Door County conservation partners including UW-Green Bay were pleased to announce earlier this week that the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands complex has been designated a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty for protection of exemplary wetland systems around the world. The site joins Everglades National Park in Florida and Chesapeake […]

Wilson-Doenges talks psychology of conservation

In celebration of Earth Day, environmental psychologist Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges hosts a two-minute video with some of her students in which they talk about the role of psychology in conservation efforts. The Psychology program has a new course in Conservation Psychology and a new emphasis in Sustainability.