Wisconsin Wildlife Federation - Wisconsin Green School Network – MacKenzie Environmental Education Center – Friends of MacKenzie


The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation has a dual Mission to engage in conservation education and to advocate for sound conservation policy. 
The Federation's educational focus in on the protection of fish and wildlife and their habitat and in the teaching of skills including hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor recreational pursuits.  Our efforts are largely focused on youth education.  We operate the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette, manage the Wisconsin Green Schools Network, grant scholarships for future resource professionals at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, provide wildlife educational trunks to schools for K-12 education, send kids to summer conservation camps and implement the National Wildlife Federation's Schoolyard and Backyard Habitat programs.
We are also very active in promoting strong conservation policies before the Wisconsin Legislature and the Department of Natural Resources.  The prime areas of conservation policy that we focus on are the protection of fish and wildlife habitat, the protection of public access to lands and water for outdoor recreation, assuring the right to hunt, fish and trap and the pursuit of other outdoor recreational activities and the furtherance of conservation education with an emphasis on youth education.  We strongly believe that conservation policies should be scientifically, professionally and factually based, not politically based.
We are the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.  Together we promote the protections and conservation of our natural resources on a national level with the U.S. Congress and federal agencies.


WWF Executive Director – George Meyer
WWF President – Charles Matyska
MEEC Director – Ruth Ann Lee
Friends of MEEC President – Reggie Finn
WGSN Network Coordinator – Victoria Rydberg


The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.  Donations are tax deductible.

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Donor Recognition

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin
Perlick Corporation
Wolf Pack Adventures
Fort Atkinson Conservation Club
WI Association of Beagle Clubs
Ken and Lil Pipping
H.T.G. Design Jewelers
Becoming an Outdoors Woman
John Wetzel
Racine County Conservation League
Lewis Posekany
Manitowoc County Fish and Game
Larry Vanderhoef

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Continues Its Major Efforts in Youth Conservation Education

  1. Operates the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette---hunting, fishing, trapping, outdoor skills training and forestry management are integral parts of the curriculum
  2. Provides two field biologists to two schools to have weekly outdoor learning experiences.
  3. Sponsors six annual scholarships to the UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources for future fish and wildlife managers, foresters and wardens
  4. Sponsors youth scholarships for a conservation summer camp
  5. Furnishes free of charge fully equipped educational trunks for schools and camps (K-12) for whooping cranes, bears, wolves and small mammals