Other environmental initiatives also reduced, including Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
joint finance votes to renew knowles-nelson for four years
The Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance voted on June 10th, 2021 to renew the Stewardship Program for four years. While the vote essentially maintains the current funding of the Stewardship Program, the length of the renewal—only 4 years—falls far short of the 10-year reauthorization sought by advocates of the program. A four-year time horizon will limit the amount of project planning and execution that can be accomplished on increasingly popular sites like the Ice Age Trail and local parks and bike trails. Demand for outdoor recreation has skyrocketed over the past year and is only likely to increase in the years ahead.