2014 - Statewide Victory

Saving the citizen-led Department of Natural Resources Board

Wisconsin has always been a leader in conservation, in large part because Aldo Leopold created the Natural Resources Board to be the citizens’ voice for our natural resources. The Board – made up of well-informed citizens from across the state – helps the DNR set scientifically sound natural resource management policies.

Just one day after hundreds of dedicated conservationists like you called for it at Conservation Lobby Day, the Joint Finance Committee fixed Gov. Walker’s budget proposal to turn the Department of Natural Resources Board into an advisory board – a move that would have eliminated citizen input in our natural resource decisions.