2016: 29th Annual Spring Meeting and Evening Reception

The Wilderness Preserve will be hosting its 29th Annual Spring Meeting on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 28th, at the Madeline Island Museum. A social gathering begins at 7:00 pm, with the program beginning at 8:00 pm. Click here for RSVP information.

This year’s program features Wisconsin photographer Jeff Richter.

Photo by Jeff Richter, from his book Pure Superior

Photo by Jeff Richter, from his book Pure Superior

Love Letter to Lake Superior

Speaker: Jeff Richter

Living within the Lake Superior region, Jeff ventures out in every season with camera and sleeping bag. Jeff captures candid images of nature few of us will ever glimpse. Through his photographs, he will take us on a circle tour of Superior and its surroundings.  


Jeff Richter is an award winning, nationally-published nature photographer. His journey with film and camera began over 20 years ago. Jeff has had hundreds of images appearing in print since then. Sierra Club, Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, NorthWord Press, Brown Trout, Willow Creek, Wisconsin Trails Magazine, Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel and LoonWatch are among the publishers and organizations that have used Jeff's images.

In 2001, Jeff won an I.R.M.A. Award from the International Regional Magazine Association for his photo essay on albino deer. In 2002, he placed two finalists in the BBC/British Gas International Photographer of the Year awards. Long-time publishers of Wisconsin Trails magazine, Howard and Nancy Mead, have called Jeff the best nature photographer in the state. Wisconsin Public Radio host Larry Mueller has been trumpeting his admiration for Jeff's images for many years.