Celebrating 10 Years


In 2002, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters was created to give a political voice to our state’s environment. Thanks to you and our other supporters, we’ve grown to be a leader among Wisconsin’s diverse conservation community and a vital force at the State Capitol.

At our 10th Anniversary Celebration Event in June 2012, we honored some of Wisconsin’s top conservation leaders and activists – read about WLCV’s Conservation Leadership Award Winners here.

Watch our special 10th Anniversary Video!

10 Years of Conservation Victories

2002 – WLCV issues our first 2 endorsements: Sondy Pope Roberts for Assembly and Dale Schultz for Senate.

2004 – WLCV begins the statewide citizen engagement program, hiring field staff to work with conservationists in cities like Racine, Green Bay, and Eau Claire.

2004 – WLCV helps re-elect Conservation Champion Senator Bob Wirch to the state Senate in a highly-contested race against Reince Priebus.

2006 – WLCV helps elect Conservation Champions Senator John Lehman and Rep. Cory Mason to office.

2006 – The Clean Energy Bill, a Conservation Priority, is signed into law.

2007 – The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, a Conservation Priority, is re-authorized.

2008 – The Strong Great Lakes Compact, a Conservation Priority, is signed into law.

2008 – WLCV helps Dick Spanbauer win 5-way Republican primary.

2008 – WLCV helps elect Conservation Champions Fred Clark and Penny Bernard Schaber to the state Assembly.

2009 – Conservation Lobby Day reaches over 500 participants.

2009 – The Renewable Energy Grants and Loans Program, a Conservation Priority, is created.

2010 – The Independent DNR Secretary bill, a Conservation Priority, passes both houses.

2010 – WLCV helps Chris Larson win the highly-contested Democratic primary for Senate.

2011 – WLCV helps to defeat two anti-conservation Senators and to defend three pro-conservation candidates in the summer recall elections.

2012 – WLCV helps to defeat the open-pit mining bill.

Read more about our conservation victories.

THANK YOU to all our volunteers and members!

We’re celebrating over ten years of action and success because of you. Your dedication, generosity, and enthusastic support have made all the difference. We couldn’t have done it without you!