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A motion to allocate $1 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds failed to pass, falling three votes short of the two-thirds majority needed.
The Ice Age Trail Alliance awarded its prestigious Henry S. Reuss Award to Rep. Loudenbeck for her work on the Joint Finance Committee in support of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
The Wisconsin DNR will manage the public conservancy, which sits next to the McCann Creek State Fishery Area.
Knowles-Nelson Funding for Cedar Gorge Project in Port Washington Unlikely Due to Objection by Anonymous Legislator
A legislator on the Joint Finance Committee confirms that the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program grant for the Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs Nature Preserve is unlikely to get a second look for approval.
The Joint Finance Committee awarded a $392,000 Knowles-Nelson grant to the Village of Sister Bay to offset the purchase of the waterfront property.
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust hopes to acquire the 131-acre the Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs property, but funding through the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program is stalled by an anonymous lawmaker.
Companion bills sponsored by a pair of northern Wisconsin Republicans would allow conservation lands acquired through state grants to be sold for private use.
A bill recently introduced by Republican state lawmakers would loosen requirements for selling land bought with Knowles-Nelson funds.
Wisconsin Waterfowl Association recognizes Governor and Representative for conservation wins in state budget
The organization lauded work by Gov. Evers and Rep. Born to renew Knowles-Nelson and to approve an increase in the price of the state waterfowl stamp.
A bill introduced by Tomahawk Senator Mary Felzkowski would make it easier for for groups or governments to sell public lands acquired with Knowles-Nelson dollars.
The conservancy added the land to the Devil’s Backbone State Natural Area near the town of Glen Haven.
Mississippi Valley Conservancy recently purchased 44 acres, adding to a contiguous corridor of protected blufflands of more than 1,200 acres.
Knowles-Nelson grant would expand Lake Wausau city park.
The Pelican River Forest will link the Oneida County Forest and Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, straddling the divide between the Lake Superior and Mississippi River basins.
3.5 miles of new mountain bike trail at Willow River State Park was funded in part by the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program funded upgrades to Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park.
Advocates for a local network of recreational trails are promoting a major step forward for the planned extension of a trail in Racine County.
Door County Land Trust announces the protection of ecologically rich forest and wetland habitat within the Gibraltar-Ephraim Swamp State Natural Area
The Nature Conservancy acquired 80 acres of forest adjacent to a 221-acre parcel recently added to Devil’s Lake State Park
A stewardship grant would fund the purchase of 10 acres in Waupaca County to expand the Ice Age Trail.
Legislature and governor reauthorize program to help preserve natural areas, wildlife habitat, and recreation.
The 2021-2023 Wisconsin budget signed by Governor Evers includes a reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for four years and a price increase for the state waterfowl stamp.
A funding tool used to protect land, build trails, and manage forests is approved for renewal for four years in the next Wisconsin State Budget.
Other environmental initiatives also reduced, including Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
Joint Finance Committee rejects governor’s proposed $70 million funding plan, agreeing to $32 million
Lower funding level will make it more difficult for Wisconsin DNR to tackle backlog of maintenance projects.
Gov. Evers proposal of $70M a year for 10 years reduced by Legislature’s state budget committee.
Gathering Waters sits down with BHA to explore the benefits and challenges of Knowles-Nelson.
This win for conservation was years in the making.
Door County’s support reflects millions of dollars to complete hundreds of projects through Knowles-Nelson.
The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program has protected thousands of special places since 1989.
Knowles-Nelson is important bipartisan tool to conserve Wisconsin’s natural heritage and support local economies.
Lawe Street Trestle Trail $700,000 grant approved after two years without state explanation on delay
City leaders “ecstatic” to finally receive promised Knowles-Nelson grant.
Let your elected officials know how much you value the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
Gathering Waters and Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region join radio interview to discuss importance of Knowles-Nelson.
Conservationists across the state joined “The Morning Show” on WPR to talk about the many benefits of Knowles-Nelson.
Counties call on legislature to renew program, citing importance of Knowles-Nelson investment in their communities.
With help from Knowles-Nelson, Vilas County celebrates expansion of Great Headwaters Trail system.
Who’s stopping Appleton from getting promised $700,000 Knowles-Nelson grant for Trail? It’s a mystery
City leaders, local lawmakers bewildered by objection from anonymous Joint Finance Committee member.
Ambitious plan to fight climate change, support recreation and the timber industry will be challenging without Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund.
Many projects would not exist without Stewardship funding.
Gov. Evers tours Spring Green Preserve, discusses need for Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funding renewal
Governor emphasized importance of public lands to prevent flooding, get people outside, fight climate change, and more.
Gov. Evers’s plan calls for reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program for another decade at $70 million annually.
Knowles-Nelson grants in the Fox Valley have benefitted 170 projects totaling $18 million.
Outdoor recreation in the Northwoods has been bolstered by Stewardship investment.
There are still a myriad of lands and ecosystems that need protection in Wisconsin, Cole says.
Member of the Rock Trail Coalition Ice Age Trail Advocacy Committee stresses the importance of telling your lawmakers you support the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
Wisconsin’s natural resources are more popular than ever.
Funding for natural areas is crucial to supporting quality of life.
Board requests 25 years of continued Stewardship funding.
Northwoods parks and trails created by Knowles-Nelson have been popular destinations during pandemic.
Knowles-Nelson grant was key to maintaining a critical link.
Funding from Knowles-Nelson has been key in protecting natural areas in the St. Croix River watershed.
The governor urges Wisconsinites to speak up in support of conservation funding.
The governor’s initiatives show particular commitment to land protection, climate and water quality.
Knowles-Nelson projects in Door County have created many parks and facilities over the years.
“Conversations on the Edge,” a news podcast from Edgewood College, features an in-depth exploration of conservation in Wisconsin.
With businesses closed, Wisconsinites and residents from neighboring states flock to natural areas.
Report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum says renewed interest in the outdoors signals need to boost funding for public lands.
Knowles-Nelson offers rare opportunity for bipartisan consensus.
Parks and Recreation Board asks city to formally announce its support for renewal of Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
Local land trust will acquire 40 acres of riverside lands, opening up a large area for public use.
The project has already received a $245,000 grant from Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund.
Bipartisan support needed to reauthorize the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
A $369,400 grant awarded from Wisconsin’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program will fund new trails in Manitowoc.
Conservation groups and local governments say to keep public lands viable, a key program needs to be renewed.
Obtaining Knowles-Nelson grant is key to making this project a reality.
Carpenter Nature Center plans visitor center, trails, and more on 300 blufftop acres of upland forest and prairie.
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.
Public surveys have found that 93% of Wisconsin voters want to see Stewardship reauthorized.
For every $1 of capital investment in public lands through Knowles-Nelson, the state receives nearly $30 in ecosystem services every year.
The City of Hurley seeks a grant from Knowles-Nelson to purchase needed land.
The association represents 30 counties that manage more than 2 million acres of forestland.
The Wisconsin State Director of the Nature Conservancy advocates for Knowles-Nelson in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Racine County has proposed allocating $500,000, an essential step towards making the project possible.
Prominent conservation org publicly endorses Stewardship Program.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Paul Smith writes about the importance of pressing legislators on their commitments to environmental conservation, regardless of party.
Door County Land Trust completed the acquisition and protection of 20 acres of remnant boreal forest on Washington Island.