Environmental Law & Policy Center

Our interactions and activities in the Framework: 

The Environmental Law & Policy Center works collaboratively with Madison-based scientists at The Habitat Education Center, our Science Advisory Council, and other conservation organizations to protect the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) from adverse effects of climate change and to preserve its capability to mitigate climate change.  Our scientist colleagues participate in the Shared Landscapes Initiative and have reviewed and provided comments on Climate Change Response Framework publications.  Our goal is to protect key habitat areas within the CNNF and to promote forest management practices based on climate change science.

Our broader climate change activities and perspectives: 

The Environmental Law & Policy Center seeks to transform the Midwest from being a major source of global warming pollution to a center for energy and environmental progress.  We advocate for smart, productive solutions: (a) more energy efficiency and renewable energy to hold down energy costs, grow our “green economy” and avoid pollution; (b) expanded natural resources protection to preserve the forests and waterways that provide key wildlife habitat, sustain biodiversity and supply necessary recreational and economic vitality for our communities and our future generations; (c) global warming solutions that capture the public’s attention and engage our civic, scientific and business allies; and (d) innovative transportation reforms that advance cleaner fuels, more efficient cars, and expanded public transit services.