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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Important Timely News

Retired Rick                                           Jan 22, 2019

John Masterson, husband to Cheryl and father to Maggie and Katherine, passed away on January 19, 2019, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

John worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 23 years as a water quality biologist and Lake Michigan program coordinator.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday (January 26, 2019) at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Visitation will take place from 11:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. with Services to follow. Father Matthew Widder, Pastor of Holy Name Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery in Sheboygan Falls, WI.

Retired Rick                                           Jan 11, 2019

On January 11, newly appointed DNR Secretary, Preston Cole, made the following appointments. Elizabeth Kluesner, DNR Deputy Secretary; Cheryl Heilman, Chief Legal Counsel; Fred Souba, Forestry Division Administrator; Doug Haag, Internal Services Division Administrator. Go here to our Whats New page to read about the appointments.

Retired Rick                                           Dec 31, 2018

Kay May passed away December 31, 2018
The obituary will be in Wednesday's Press Gazette or Blaney on-line.
Visitation and Mass will be on Saturday in Amberg, WI at St. Agnes Catholic Church

Retired Rick                                           Dec 18, 2018

Obituary: John Hupperts wife Jan passed away. He was the forester at Eagle River.

Obituary for Jan M. Huppert

Jan Marie Huppert of St. Germain died at her home on Monday December 10, 2018. She was born to the late Norris Knight and Jane (nee Brunette) Knight on February 4, 1955. She loved all her many dogs and the outdoors.
Survivors include her husband John, mother Jane Knight, a sister Kim Knight, a brother Jeff Knight and her dogs Abbey and Parker.
A informal memorial gathering will be on Sunday December 16, 2018 at the Bolger Funeral Home-WOODRUFF chapel from 12 noon to 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Humane Society of Vilas County PO Box 905 Eagle River, WI 54521

Retired Rick                                           November 14, 2018

Carl H. Evert Jr., age 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Marxville surrounded by his family on Nov. 10, 2018. See complete obituary here

Retired Rick                                           November 8, 2018

James G. Vennie III, age 71, passed away peacefully at his home in Mazomanie on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. See complete obituary here

Retired Rick                                           October 29, 2018

Richard Narf, age 79, of Oregon, passed away on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, due to complications from an infection. See complete obituary here

Retired Rick                                           Nov 4, 2018

Donald Beghin passed away at St. Marys Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. See complete obituary here

Retired Rick                                           Oct 21, 2018

David Larry Sperling, age 66, of Madison, passed away on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at SSM Health-St. Marys Hospital. Online condolences may be made at

Retired Rick                                           Oct 6, 2018

Chuck Pils continues to recover from being hit on September 17th, by a car. while riding his bicycle. He has been transferred to the UW Rehab Center,

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