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The future of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program is at stake!

It's the biggest issue facing land and water protection in Wisconsin.

Our elected officials need to renew the Stewardship Program in 2019 state budget.

Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program

The Threat

In January, our elected began debating the future of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. It must be reauthorized in the 2019 budget.

The Republican-controlled legislature and Governor Evers must agree to reauthorize and approve funding for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program in Wisconsin's next biennial budget. If it's not reauthorized, this vital source of funding for land and water protection in Wisconsin will end.

Letting your elected officials know you want the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to continue helps ensure it is reauthorized.

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The Answer

The most recent 10-year funding authorization for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program expires at the end of the current budget. The program needs to be reauthorized again.

Unless the Republican-controlled legislature and Governor Evers agree to reauthorize and approve funding in the 2019 state budget, we will lose this critical program ... and it will be harder for land trusts to protect land and water in Wisconsin.

Together, we can impact the decision of our legislators.

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What difference can you make?

Speak up and let your state legislators know that you support renewing and strengthening the Stewardship Program.

It only takes a few clicks to email, call, or post a social media message to your legislators.

Every voice counts, and together we'll let all our legislators know that Wisconsinites stand together for strong land and water conservation funding.

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What is the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program?

It is a vital source of funding used by local nonprofit organizations to protect land and water in Wisconsin. Stewardship grants are used to:

  • Protect our water resources and air quality
  • Provide wildlife habitat
  • Support jobs and local economies
  • Promote outdoor recreation

Landowners and communities use Stewardship grants to protect the special places that make Wisconsin a great place to live, work, and play.

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The Impact of Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program

The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program makes a positive impact on Wisconsin's economy.

  • $24 Billion
    Forestry Industry supporter
  • $14 Billion
    Outdoor Recreation Industry energizer
  • $4 Billion
    Hunting and fishing industry champion
  • $500,000
    for motorized trail development
  • <0.3%
    of the total state budget
  • $15
    estimated cost per person;
    less than a fishing license or park sticker

Ways You Can Help

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