2013 - Statewide Victory

Conservation voters protect the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program

The Stewardship Program protects vital lands and waters in Wisconsin, providing us with places to hunt, hike, fish, bike, and canoe.

Gov. Walker tried to freeze the popular land protection program in the State Budget, but conservation voters like you weighed in almost 14,000 times with members of the Joint Finance Committee and the Gov. to save it from extinction.

Citizens held meetings with their legislators, wrote letters to local newspapers, and asked friends and family to join in. The thousands of stories you shared with legislators about the importance of this program brought it back to life, restoring over $33 million for land protection in Wisconsin.