The view from Ferry Bluff looking over the Wisconsin River.

Smith: As politicians ask for your vote, first find out where they stand on conservation

"If outdoor recreation, clean water and public lands are important to you, here's two issues that should be on your radar: reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and an increase in the price of the Wisconsin waterfowl stamp."

In a September 9th, 2020 column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Paul Smith wrote about the importance of pressing legislators on their commitments to environmental conservation, regardless of party.

He writes, “Whether you normally identify as a Democrat or Republican or Independent, or if you consider yourself a conservationist or an environmentalist, the season is high to ask candidates where they stand on issues that matter most to you.”

Smith specifically called out renewal of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program as a key priority in the year’s elections.

Read the full column at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Note: the column is only available to subscribers.

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