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The Aldo Leopold shack in summer

Aldo Leopold shack near Baraboo

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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
history and role


The history and role of the Natural Resources Board was presented by Christine L. Thomas, Board member, at the February 2015 Board meeting.


One Hundred Twenty Years of Citizen Involvement with the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (PDF) by Christine L. Thomas
A history of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board and previous state conservation boards and commissions dating back to 1867. Originally published in the Spring 1991 issue of Environmental History Review. Used by permission of the author.

The Command Changes: Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin, July/August 1968 (PDF)
An editorial on the transition from the Wisconsin Conservation Commission to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board that includes a brief history of the Commission and lists the original Board members.

Profile of Preston Cole from the June 2014 Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine (published by permission):
This article is available in 2 formats:
Online at the Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine website or Download PDF


Natural Resources Board members from 1968 to present (PDF)
Lists all Board members from the beginning of the Board in 1968 to the present. Includes terms in office, governor who appointed each member, and which members served as Board Chair.

Last revised: Thursday May 12 2016