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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Next Meeting
February 6
Maple Tree
Hwy 51, McFarland
Social Hour
11:00am Social Hour
12:30pm Lunch

Hi ARC members,

Time got away from me so I will make this a short message.

Hope you all got through the snow dump followed by the Arctic freeze okay.  I’m sure the cold was like happy hour for tow services, AAA and car repair shops. We have a pretty hearty black lab, big and tough, and even he was out to the bathroom and back to the door in a flash, alternately holding paws in the air. Hopefully, Sun Prairie’s Jimmy the Goundhog is right, and we won’t have an extra long winter.  The weird weather we are having, scientists tell us, is part of climate change.  Unusual events.More severe events.  We gotta’ do something soon.  We have only one planet.

I came across this image recently and was thunderstruck. 

Why I hadn’t made this connection before is beyond me.  Foresters may have been aware, but were you?  It’s amazing to look at and I really wanted to share it.  It may be the poster child for the inter-connectedness of nature. 

Hope to see you next  week at the Maple Tree in McFarland on Wednesday.  Take care.