A member of the Joint Finance Committee has objected to the Pelican River Forest project and the committee has not yet scheduled a hearing.
Funding for the Pelican River Forest is held up indefinitely until the Joint Finance Committee holds a hearing.
Lawmakers on the state’s finance committee are objecting to what would be the largest land conservation effort in Wisconsin history, threatening to halt the project altogether.
Polling shows that nine out of 10 Wisconsinites support the Knowles-Nelson stewardship initiative.
Funding for the project was approved unanimously by the DNR’s Natural Resources Board, but is now on “hold” after an anonymous objection by a member of the Joint Finance Committee.
The 70,000 acres of woods, wetlands, and rivers meant to be a crown jewel of conservation in Wisconsin are now in limbo because of an anonymous lawmaker on the state’s Joint Finance Committee.
The future of the Pelican River Forest is unclear after an anonymous objection by a lawmaker on the state’s Joint Finance Committee.
Conservation efforts along Lake Michigan, including Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs, seek to prevent erosion
250 miles of Lake Michigan, Superior, and Huron shoreline are listed as at high risk erosion.
An anonymous legislator, without any public explanation, has blocked the largest land conservation project in state history.
This growth of the outdoor recreation industry shows the importance of being outside and the impact to our economy.