The second Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Conservation Leadership Corps group receiving excellent leadership training from former WDNR Chief Warden Randy Stark.


Conservation Leadership Corps


  • Interested in being a leader in conservation?
  • Interested in having your voice heard on conservation issues by Wisconsin and National policymakers?
  • The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation is creating a Conservation Leadership Program for you!

  • We welcome high school students in their senior year or freshman/sophomore /junior year college students to receive training in conservation leadership, conservation policy development and communication and advocacy for sound conservation policies. Training will be provided by experienced conservation leaders. Training will provide an excellent opportunity to network with state, federal and private conservation organizations. All your expenses for involvement in the program will be paid for by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. At the successful completion of the program, you will receive a $250 scholarship to further your conservation education!

    Please check out the rest of this page and for more information Contact Molly O’Grady, WWF Conservation Leadership Corps Coordinator, Molly.T.OGrady@uwsp.edu or George Meyer, WWF Executive Director, at georgemeyer@tds.net or 608-516-5545 with any questions or to express your interest in the program. Please submit your application by sending it to Molly O’Grady at the above email by May 15, 2015.

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    General Information on the Conservation League Corps


    In 2013, the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF) initiated an exciting new program to assist in the development of future conservation leaders in Wisconsin, known as the Wisconsin Conservation Leadership Corps. (CLC). WWF has based the CLC on a highly successful and similar project developed by the Conservation Federation of Missouri, our counterpart organization in the National Wildlife Federation.

    The CLC is designed to provide expert training for seniors in high school along with college freshmen and sophomores to develop leadership skills and techniques to allow students the ability to analyze as well as develop conservation policies in his or her subject of interest. Students involved will also gain experience advocating their conservation resolutions at the Annual Meeting for WWF. Successfully written and presented conservation resolutions may be adopted by WWF to serve as official polices.

    Training will be provided by current and former natural resource professionals in both public, non-profit as well as private sectors. Students will be presented with real-world experience and will receive feedback from professionals with expertise in conservation policy. Such interactions will be valuable to participants in relation to school success, future career aspirations, and involvement in conservation organizations.

    The first CLC training program (2013-2014) was a tremendous success. The second CLC class (2014-2015 ) is currently going through the WWF training program. The application period for the 2015-2016 CLC program is now open through May, 15, 2015. Training will be scheduled for three weekends in the 2015-2016 school year with the culmination of the program at the 2016 Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Annual Meeting in April, 2016. All expenses encountered while participating in the CLC program will be covered by WWF. At the successful completion of the year, each participant will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment for the training program, a letter of commendation for their resume portfolio and a $250 scholarship to advance their continuing education.

    Interested CLC candidates should fill out the application on this page and send it to Molly O’Grady, CLC Coordinator, at Molly.T.OGrady@uwsp.edu by May 15, 2015. Candidates will be selected by June 1, 2015. All applicants will be notified of the results.

    Generous funding for the Wisconsin Conservation Leadership program has also been provided by the National Wildlife Federation and the Wisconsin Division of the Izaak Walton League.