The environmental challenges of our time, especially access to plentiful, sustainably managed sources of food, water and energy, require multidisciplinary community thinking and a strong understanding of the human dimensions of resource management. Natural Resources Institute staff are uniquely positioned to provide science-based information and education at the crossroads of communities, natural resources and agriculture in our state and beyond.
The Extension Institute of Natural Resources helps comprises researchers and outreach specialists with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our programs embody the Wisconsin Idea, harnessing the leading-edge thinking and research of the university and facilitating change through an extensive network of local, state and regional partnerships. We understand the value of on-the-ground, local relationships that result in lasting impacts and transformative change.
From water and forestry programming to conservation training and youth environmental education, our outreach specialists, educators, researchers, affiliates and support teams navigate complex issues, facilitate challenging conversations and help prepare and guide the next generation of community leaders. Learn about our transformative programs across the state and beyond by downloading one of our impact reports.