Are your legislators walking the conservation walk? Or are they just talking the talk?
Know the score! Learn how your legislators are voting on the conservation issues most important to you with the Conservation Scorecard.
How are the Scorecard votes selected?
The votes most likely to be considered for inclusion are votes that:
- Present a clear choice about whether or not to protect natural resources.
- Reflect a cross-section of the conservation issues addressed during the session.
- Were viewed as important by a range of conservation groups.
Only bills that are broadly agreed upon by Wisconsin’s conservation community are considered for inclusion in the Conservation Scorecard.
Who Decides Which Votes to Include?
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters takes a position on and tracks the most important conservation bills considered by the state legislature during each week of their session (see the Conservation Notices of the Week).
At the end of the legislative session, the Conservation Scorecard Advisory Council—an independent and diverse group of conservation leaders, health professionals, academics, and more—recommends which votes to include in the Scorecard.
The Board of Directors of Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters makes the final decision of which bills to include. Decisions are made without knowledge of how individual legislators voted.
The goal of the Conservation Scorecard is to provide objective, factual information about the voting records of Wisconsin’s Senators and Representatives.
The Conservation Scorecard is designed to provide voters with the information necessary to distinguish true stewards of Wisconsin’s environment from those who just talk about it.
The Conservation Scorecard is released at the conclusion of each two-year legislative session (usually in the summer of even numbered years). The Conservation Scorecard is free to members of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Become a member today!
View all the Conservation Scorecards here:
Conservation Scorecard 2015-2016
Conservation Scorecard 2013-2014
Conservation Scorecard 2011-2012
Conservation Scorecard 2009-2010
Conservation Scorecard 2007-2008
Conservation Scorecard 2005-2006
Conservation Scorecard 2003-2004
Conservation Scorecard 2001-2002