Wisconsin’s land is extraordinary. We can hunt, hike, fish, paddle, explore rugged terrain, and witness jaw-dropping vistas. Local parks, bikepaths, beaches, and open space create more livable communities. The land is bountiful, with its rich soil and abundant wildlife. Our public lands are an economic engine, contributing to a $19 billion outdoor recreation industry. We must keep these places public, enhance and expand access to our open spaces, and properly manage our forests, wetlands, and soil.
Safeguarding public lands
Wisconsin is defined by its land – beautiful inland lakes, meandering rivers, rolling hills, thick forests, colorful prairies, and rocky Great Lakes shorelines. Access to these lands is critical to our mental and physical health, and our outdoor heritage.LEARN MORE
“I remain awed by memories of woods, marsh, and a stream of my youth that formed my environmental ethic and bear witness to the hand of God.”
hunter. angler. voter.
Rollie Lee, Black River Falls
Land and Water Conservation Fund still waiting for reauthorization
The House of Representatives, under Speaker Paul Ryan, failed to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before its Sept. 30, 2018 deadline. There's bipartisan legislation waiting for a vote. Watch a video on LWCF.
Find a land trust near you!
Want to find a land trust near you? Check out this list on the Gathering Waters website.
Our Lands, Our Vote
Our national public lands are under attack like never before. Wisconsin Conservation Voters is working with organizations across the country to protect our national monuments and parks.