Feb 17, 2015
With his proposed 13-year moratorium on land conservation purchases, Gov. Scott Walker is charging straight into territory that Assembly Republicans staked out last October as off-limits.
Feb 13, 2015
"Governor Walker is looking to put a freeze on the state's Knowles-Nelson stewardship program. This means there would not be any future purchases of land until 2028 for groups like the MVC."
Feb 13, 2015
"A proposed 13-year freeze in state land stewardship funding could cripple the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and its efforts to further protect sensitive areas in southwest Wisconsin from development, supporters of the organization said."
Feb 12, 2015
"Conservationists have decried Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to put a moratorium on the Knowles-Nelson Steward-ship program to acquire new land, saying it will be a loss to the state’s hunting, fishing, and other outdoor enthusiasts."
Feb 11, 2015
Nearly 14,000 acres of northern Wisconsin forestland will be set aside for timber production and public use in a deal between the state and a nonprofit group. The Department of Natural Resources used $4.5 million from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund to purchase a conservation easement on 13,732 acres in Iron County.