The Association of Retired Conservationists was organized by a group of retirees from the Wisconsin Conservation Department in the 1960's. By the mid-1970's, the WCD had been combined with the Department of Resource Development to form the Department of Natural Resources, and the retirees group had grown significantly, met monthly for lunch and began inviting speakers to address the group on issues of interest to the members. Today, the organization has more than two hundred members.

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Retired Rick                                           Jan 31, 2020

After the purge, Can Wisconsins DNR get its science mojo back? Read the Isthmus article here

Retired Rick                                           Jan 22, 2020

Dale Hochhausen, Wisconsin Conservation Warden named North American Resource Officer of 2019. Go here to read article.

Retired Rick                                           Dec 13, 2019

Dear ARC retirees,

The DNR magazine is planning a special tribute for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in our Spring issue. If anyone has photos of any events taken on the first Earth Day (April 21 or 22, 1970), please send them to Andrea Zani ( or Kathy Kahler ( or by mail to DNR Magazine, OC/2, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707. Well scan and return them and give credit. Thanks!

Retired Rick                                           Nov 17, 2019

Reindl, John Joseph
MILWAUKEEJohn Joseph Reindl passed away peacefully with family on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at the age of 71. Attended John Marshall, Jr., Sr. High, UW Madison. Born and Raised in Milwaukee. Dedicated environmentalist. Further notice will follow in February with information on a memorial gathering to be held in the Spring.

Retire Rick                                           Nov 5, 2019

See the latest SW Wisconsin, CWD, Deer & Predator Study here:
Field Notes, #11

Retired Rick                                           Oct 19, 2019

Douglas Wayne Morrissette, age 84, of Fitchburg, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC PARISH at ST. JOSEPHS, 1905 West Beltline Highway, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, with Mons. Thomas Baxter presiding

Retired Rick                                           Sep 13, 2019

Go to our 'What's New' page for a copy of the recently published 'Celebrating 50 Years of DNR', a special publication by the WDNR magazine. Available in both pdf or hard copy!!

Retired Rick                                           Jul 1, 2019

Joyce Elaine Klusendorf, 89, passed away on June 26, 2019.A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the GORGEN-McGINLEY & AYERS FUNERAL HOME in Dodgeville with a visitation 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Retired Rick                                           May 27, 2019

Kent Goeckermann passed away at his home on May 11, 2019. See What's New page for full obituary.

Retired Rick                                           May 7, 2019

Dorothy Faber, wife of Ed Faber, former Director for the DNRs Bureau of Real Estate passed away on May 2, 2019.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019, at ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main St., Verona, with a visitation held from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Mass at the church. Burial at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery.

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