Cave Point in Door County. Door County has received tens of millions of dollars in support from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

Boost Land Protection Spending, Wisconsin Residents Say

93 percent of respondents in a new poll said the state should continue to dedicate public funding for land, water and wildlife conservation in Wisconsin.

Craig Sterrett of the Door County Peninsula Pulse reports that “support continues to grow statewide for a program that uses public funds to protect land and water and to provide for recreational opportunities and responsible forestry, according to a poll released this month.

“The support for conservation funding is at an all-time high,” said Charles Carlin, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts, after the December 9 release of polling statistics. 

Sterrett also reports that “State Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) said this fall that there is bipartisan support for the Knowles-Nelson program, and he hoped the funding level could be preserved or increased.”

Read all of Sterrett’s in-depth coverage of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program at the Peninsula Pulse.

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