University of Wisconsin-
We invite you to explore the Preserve on this web site and in person, and attend Volunteer Days and Field Trips.
For an Interactive Map of the Preserve, information on research and UW classes that use the Preserve, obtaining permits, the Preserve Master Plan and other topics, be sure to check the
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve website maintained by the Preserve management staff.
Find out about the Students for the Preserve
Enjoy the students' Latest Project: Captured Beauty: Autumn in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
The Wisconsin Academy in partnership with the UW–Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology invite you to join us for a series of events on the UW–Madison campus in which we explore the sobering story of the passenger pigeon and what it can tell us about the ongoing extinction crisis and our relationship with other species.
SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 1, 1–4:00 pm
Passenger Pigeon Symposium: From Billions to None
UW–Madison Union South - Marquee Theater, 1308 W. Dayton Street
SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 1, 7–9:00 pm
Passenger Pigeon Symposium: The Savage Passengers
Welcome Laura Wyatt
Laura Wyatt has been appointed new Lakeshore Nature Preserve Program Manager, Sept 15. Laura brings a broad range of experiences to the Preserve. She was executive director of the Klehm Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Rockford, IL. While there she helped a non-profit organization in planning and implementing a new outdoor preserve and nature center. She has also worked at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Morton Arboretum. Laura's big love are trees and she is a certified arborist. As DNR Senior Forester, she worked in urban forestry, making connections and supporting the planting of trees in areas where people live. She also is on the Dane County Tree Board.
The Friends welcome Laura to her new position in the Preserve and look forward to many years of fruitful collaboration.
Exploring Past and Present History of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve- October 18 (Saturday) 1:00-3:00 pm
Leader: Steve Laubach
Bird and Nature Walks - Sunday, October 26, -1:30-3:00 pm
Leader: Paul Noeldner
Volunteer Day in the Preserve- Sat. Nov 8 -
9am -Noon. Meet at Lot 34.
Leader: Bryn Scriver (220-5560)