IPAW graciously thanks the We Energies Foundation for their support in the development of our new website. With their support our website is able to reach thousands of additional users. Thank you for your support!
The We Energies Foundation, which was established in 1982, is a nonprofit corporation that has invested more than $136 million in communities in Wisconsin and Michigan over the past 30-plus years. We Energies Foundation focuses on: arts and culture, economic health, education and environment.
Applied Ecological Services, Inc. has been restoring ecological systems throughout the U.S. since 1978. AES consulting ecologists design restoration projects that are installed and maintained by the experienced crews of AES Field Services. Both divisions are supported by the native plant and seed materials from AES’ in-house nursery, Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries. With a mission to “bring the science of ecology to all land-use decisions”, AES routinely begins our on-the-ground restoration work by eradicating or controlling invasive plant species.
At Good Oak Ecological Services, our goal is to help you manage your property in the most ecologically sound way possible. Our sustainable landscaping services focus on using native plants, rainwater capturing and infiltration, and stonework with locally quarried stone on projects including design and installation of rain gardens, pollinator gardens, birdscaping and more traditional landscaping with native plants. On larger properties we restore woodlands and wetlands, install and manage prairies, control erosion on slopes and shorelines, conduct prescribed burns, and manage invasive species including clearing brush.
Integrated Restorations, LLC was founded in 2007 on the principle that successful land management must be a process-oriented, whole-system approach. Their unique approach blends the most current ecological concepts and empirical research with multiple concerted and properly sequenced practices. The use of multiple sequenced practices synergizes the natural dynamic elements of an ecological system, accelerating the recovery process to enhance habitat quality and achieve land management objectives and project targets while simultaneously reducing long-term costs.
UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve permanently protects 4.3 miles of Lake Mendota shoreline and 300 acres of woodlands, wetlands, prairie, including the iconic Picnic Point. It shelters biologically significant plant and animal communities for teaching, research, outreach, and environmentally sensitive use, and safeguards beloved cultural landscapes. The Preserve contributes to a powerful sense of place and fosters an ethic of stewardship to promote mutually beneficial relationships between humans and the rest of nature. Support for land stewardship and capital projects is provided through gifts made to the UW Foundation Lakeshore Nature Preserve Stewardship Fund and generous partners including the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.
NES Ecological Services is a natural resource consulting firm focusing on ecological consulting services, habitat management, wetland delineations/determinations, and wetland mitigation. We work with a variety of clients from private landowners, state and federal associations, private industries, and non-profit organizations. Some of the habitat management services we perform are prescribed burns, mowing, cutting, and spot herbicide treatments. We also carry out ecological implement services such as native landscape installation and management, prairie establishment, and tree planting.
Wisconsin Public Service is a regulated electric and natural gas company committed to looking for environmentally friendly ways to serve the growing need for energy.
We help customers conserve energy, continually add to our use of renewable resources, and consider the environment in our everyday work. We want to ensure a vibrant future for our customers and communities. So we build this future every day by following environmental principles that guide our actions, helping us create energy solutions for a sustainable tomorrow.
Scott Huelsman of The Huelsman Way is the official webmaster of the IPAW site, professionally managing and hosting the site on premium Rackspace servers. Scott has been a web professional for the last 20 years after earning his BS degree in the environmental sciences and spending six years in the industry. Today, Scott not only maintains his independent development and consulting business but is also employed as a web content and application developer for a prominent Wisconsin state agency in Madison. Scott lives with his wife Susie in Waunakee and enjoys writing interactive fiction and playing basketball.