Wild Reads

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This is where we share stories about and from partners, landowners, and friends throughout the conservation community. Let us know if you have a book review or article to share. We don't promise to publish everything we receive, but we'd love to know what you're reading and what you think is worth sharing.

Book Reviews
What does it mean to be living? Despite our own definition of what it means to be alive, we have learned in school that there are 7 characteristics of life…
When reading a text from 70 years ago it is easy to question the relevance of it to life today. The work in question is “The Land Ethic” by Aldo…
Book Reviews
How does the apocalypse begin? Faulty medicine? Endless wars? Artificial intelligence overthrowing the human race? All three have been forecasted in movies and novels as possible apocalyptic beginnings; but, what…
The poetry of Lisa Bellamy gives its audience a unique look at the natural world through the lens of poetry. Lisa Bellamy, a Wisconsin native, is the author of many…
Book Reviews
“A White Heron” is a short story written by Sarah Orne Jewett in the late 1800s as a part of a whole collection of short stories, simply titled: A White…
Conservancy Stories
Book Reviews
Birdwatching is gaining the perspective of another. J. Drew Lanham does just that in his 2016 book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. Dreaded…
Conservancy Stories
News Releases
To escape the Wisconsin cold in February, I spent several weeks in Southern Utah hiking Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Snow Canyon Utah State Park, and Nevada Valley…
Roughly 400 miles south-east of the Mississippi Valley in Wisconsin lies the Limberlost Swamp. Less than three decades ago, the Limberlost Swamp had been severely depleted, drained of water, and…
Iconic environmentalists are often self-proclaimed adults, who are well settled in their lives. Many of the well-regarded environmental pieces have been written 50, 60, 90, 100 years ago. This creates…
In her 2017 poetry collection Whereas, Layli Long Soldier, an Indigenous poet of the Oglala Lakota tribe, speaks about her journey in navigating the world as a racial outsider and…
With a general decline in annual snowfall due to a warming climate, it's especially important to be prepared and get outdoors for winter fun when we do get a fresh…