The Preserve is a private habitat located in beautiful rural Pierce County, Wisconsin. We work to develop appreciation of the area's natural beauty and an understanding of its rich geological, anthropological, and bio-diverse ecosystems.
We are unique in that we provide timely, environmentally-relevant information from leading physical and social scientists and encourage individuals to examine this information from a reflective, spiritual perspective. We encourage practices that express human-kind's integral relationship as an element of nature, versus as a user or consumer of nature.
We particularly encourage individuals to learn to love where they live (develop a sense of place). This love in turn, we hope, will generate personal leadership practices of care and conservation of natural spaces.
We facilitate leadership development using nature/the natural environment as co-facilitator and teacher, and develop the leadership skills and aptitudes of those seeking to lead sustainability efforts in their communities and organizations. And...we have lots of good conversation and fun!