UW-Madison’s Lakeshore Nature Preserve Charts Ten-Year Course

The first ever Lakeshore Nature Preserve Strategic Plan identifies six priorities where the 300-acre natural area and outdoor laboratory on the UW-Madison campus will direct its efforts over the next 10 years. The plan is a broad statement and strategic guide for continued use of these lands for teaching, research and outreach. The Preserve has already implemented the first priority with the creation of new revitalized mission and vision statements. The next steps in the plan are an update to the 2006 Preserve Master Plan and improvements to their communications plan. These initial priorities will then support growing resources, building on existing strategic partnerships, and continuous process improvements.

“The final product is a guide for protecting this amazing resource right here on campus,” says Lakeshore Nature Preserve Director Gary Brown. “It sets the Preserve up to better support the UW’s teaching and research mission and recognizes the role the Preserve plays as a place of respite and well-being on campus.”

To view the Lakeshore Nature Preserve 2020-2030 Strategic Plan, please click here.

Participation in the planning process by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members was robust and provided key information to the final strategic plan document.

To support the Preserve’s teaching and research mission of UW-Madison, along with land management efforts, please visit supportuw.org/giveto/lakeshore.

For more information about the Lakeshore Nature Preserve and the new 2020 Strategic Plan, contact the Preserve at 608-265-9275 or lakeshorepreserve@fpm.wisc.edu.