Heidi Habeger

Lake View established its outdoor classroom in 2011. The idea is to get both students and their family members thinking about becoming stewards of the land while also giving kids a “brain break” during the school day. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM News

“Zoethica,” is a beautiful scavenger hunt created by UW-Madison interdisciplinary artist-in-residence Peter Krsko and students in a spring semester course. The outdoor exhibit of “bio-inspired” art runs through August 6 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. more

Jun 8, 2017 12:00 AM Visual Arts


Judith Davidoff

Residents upset about the loss of canopy trees joined with city officials who have been responsible for cutting some of them down, in a tree planting event. This is a hopeful tale about problem-solving, cooperation and understanding. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot

The city purchased land in the High Point-Raymond neighborhood and constructed a multi-purpose path connecting the Jeffy Trail dead-end to the Ice Age Junction Path. Now the city is intent on destroying that public space over neighborhood opposition. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments

In the past several years, gray wolves have gone on and off the list of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. In Wisconsin, being removed automatically means the animals will be hunted. Will they survive? more

Mar 16, 2017 12:00 AM , Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments


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Why Aldo Leopold right now? Students will find the relevance of his message in today’s world in a series of classes and talks from the UW’s Division of Continuing Studies this spring. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM A & E


Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Most of the contaminated areas of the former Badger Ammo site are now clean. But proposed recreational uses of the land threaten to derail decades of local advocacy for safe and sustainable use of this vast tract of unique real estate. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 3 Comments


Steven Potter

Burning forests and prairies is one of the most effective ways to manage natural areas and keep invasive species at bay. This year, city workers set almost a dozen fires in Madison’s conservation areas. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot 1 Comments

New state regulations have taken the community aspects out of deer hunting. more

Nov 1, 2016 1:36 PM Citizen Dave

The Wisconsin premiere of an award-winning documentary, “Medicine of the Wolf,” screens as part of Wolf Awareness Week. The film screens one time only on Oct. 19 at the Barrymore Theatre. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Movies


Carolyn Fath

The trees on Capitol Square have appeared a little off, with their leaves turning colors in mid-summer. They’re suffering from an ailment known as chlorosis. Grounds crews are trying to nurse them back to health. more

Aug 18, 2016 5:00 AM News


Center for Wood Anatomy Research

The wood products industry is worth $150 billion a year, with much of that due to illegal logging of endangered forests. But Madison’s Alex Wiedenhoeft is on the case, helping customs officials sleuth out which trees have been illegally cut. more

Aug 11, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 1 Comments


Ryan Brady

Get involved with Wisconsin on a deeper level with the Natural Resources Foundation. 220 guided field trips are yours for the signing up. more

Mar 17, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

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UW-Madison Archives

If you’re feeling like the bruising political season is draining your very soul, stop by “Madison Reads Leopold” at the Arboretum’s McKay Center on Saturday, March 5, for a little comfort. more

Mar 4, 2016 8:30 AM Citizen Dave

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In this week’s Isthmus on WORT, Molly Stentz talks to WORT's Dylan Brogan about Wisconsin’s new plan to save the bees. more

Feb 3, 2016 9:09 AM News

Former Madison Alder Lauren Cnare talks to Joe Tarr about her acting craft and starring role in a coyote hazing PSA. more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 PM News

​A strong neighborhood effort is underway to bury power lines in an effort to save trees doomed by the upcoming street reconstruction of Jenifer Street. more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM News

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​As honeybees continue to die off in droves, Wisconsin has proposed a plan to help them survive. But in offering only advice, some fear the plan falls short. more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM News

Informative and hilarious, this new video from Public Health Madison & Dane County tells citizens how to haze a coyote. more

Jan 27, 2016 5:05 PM News 1 Comments

The state proposes carving a snowmobile path through Blue Mound State Park and closing a mountain bike trail, worrying those who enjoy the park as a silent refuge. more

Dec 15, 2015 10:32 AM News 2 Comments