Republicans block Knowles-Nelson funds for Pelican River Forest preserve
Conservation groups hope to keep the project alive and are searching for new avenues after legislators on the state’s powerful finance committee blocked a key funding request.
Gov. Evers Proposes investments in conservation, state parks, and outdoor recreation
Gov. Evers’ 2023-25 biennial budget proposal makes several key investments, including for the conservation and preservation of public lands through the state’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
Wisconsin Republicans clear out projects stalled by secretive ‘pocket veto’
The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is under fire for ruthlessly denying funding for several requests, including the largest land conservation project in state history.
Pelican River Forest controversy draws attention to future of conservation in Wisconsin
The conservation community is concerned for the future of the Pelican River Forest after the Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to reject a $4 million Knowles Nelson grant.
Oneida County to Debate Pelican River Forest
On May 16, 2023 there will be an important opportunity to speak up in-person for conservation in Wisconsin
DNR secretary says agency will examine internal review process under state’s land purchase program
The Wisconsin DNR pledged to get local governments more involved in the process of land conservation.
Anonymous Objections Stalling Land-Conservation Projects
Land trusts are forced to alter their land conservation strategies to avoid project delays.
Legislature’s finance committee rejects funding for Wisconsin’s largest land conservation effort
Twelve committee members brushed aside public opinion and concern for Wisconsin’s environment in order to cast their votes against land and water conservation.
Natural Resources Board member wants to see more money to manage public lands
Board member Greg Kazmierski fears funding for land management has not kept up with the need.
Wisconsin’s largest land conservation project in state history faces roadblocks
The future of the Pelican River Forest is uncertain as leaders debate the project’s economic and environmental impact.