Press Releases


September 4, 2014, New climate change resources available, Madison, WI.  The North Central Region Water Network has created a series of fact sheets titled Resources on Climate Change for Community Outreach Professionals.

August 19, 2014, Poll: More boaters taking steps to prevent aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin, Signs about AIS at boat landings are succeeding, Madison, WI. Wisconsin boaters and anglers report complying more often with steps aimed at preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in 2013 than they did in 2009, according to a new statewide survey conducted by researchers at the UW-Madison and UW-Extension in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

May 28, 2014, Avoid Hazards of Coal Tar Asphalt Sealcoats, Madison, WI.  UW-Extension offers guidelines to help communities, businesses reduce costs to health and environment

May 28, 2014, Publication on Wood Heating Equipment Recognized with Award, Madison, WI.  A new publication that explains how to choose clean-burning wood heating equipment that maximizes benefits and minimizes health impacts has been honored with an Educational Aids Blue Ribbon award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).  Wood Heating Appliances for Homes and Businesses is available to download at

April 9, 2014, 2014 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention Aims to Put Research into Action, Stevens Point

April 3, 2014, Climate-Ready Communities Website Supports Extension’s Work with Local Governments, contains resources from the UW-Extension Climate Team curriculum to brief county faculty on climate science and the risks in Wisconsin.

January 30, 2014, New Publication Tells How to Select, Operate Wood Heating Equipment for Safety, Madison, WI.  High prices and propane shortages are driving a growing interest in wood heating in Wisconsin. But as more and more people look to wood as a renewable resource, the risk to health from wood smoke emissions is also growing.

February 19, 2014 – Volunteer Stream Monitoring award winners announced– Volunteers recognized for efforts to monitor the health of Wisconsin’s streams, Madison, WI
January 2014 – Wood Heating Publication, Village of Elderon

November 21, 2013, $1.2M of Climate Adaptation Funding in 2014 Dane County Budget, Madison, WI. The Dane County Board passed an executive budget for 2014 that includes $1.2M in funding to prepare the county for Wisconsin’s changing climate.

November 2013, Study: Focus on Place Motivates Conservation Behavior in Faith-Based Communities.

March 2013 – Opee award, Madison, WI.  UW-Extension Local Government Center recognized with “Opee” award. Center honored for educating local public officials on Wisconsin’s open records and meetings laws.

February 2013Energy On Wisconsin, Madison, WI.  New online resource supports sustainable energy use State Energy Office and UW-Extension team up on information clearinghouse for local governments, business, energy providers.

July 2013 – GREAT Budget Analysis Tool Now Available Online for Local Officials, Madison, WI

July 2012 – Beware of Toxic Driveway Sealants, Madison, WI

July 26, 2012 – Wisconsin Wells Groundwater Quality Viewer

January 26, 2012 – Wisconsin Awarded a State Energy Extension Partnership (SEEP) Grant by the US Department of Enery —

December 5, 2011 – Building Community Capacity through Broadband

November 4, 2011 – Seasonal Smoke from Outdoor Wood-Fired Boilers Poses Health Risk

October 13-2011 – New American Community Survey shows rise in poverty and unemployment; decreased income in Wisconsin  More children than elderly are living in poverty

June 14, 2011 –  Water Star Program Highlights Communities’ Creative Solutions to Water Resource Challenges

March 3, 2011 – Wisconsin Municipalities Under Fiscal Stress Before Proposed Budget Changes

September 25, 2010 – Wisconsin’s Beautiful Birds

March 1, 2010 – Using Social Networking to Reach New Hunters

December 2009 – New Study Sheds Light on Recreational User Conflicts

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