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Use Your Outside Voice for Wisconsin’s Outdoors
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. But every day, decisions about policy and funding that affect the health of our lands, the water we drink and the air we breathe are made at the local, state and national level.
If you care about Wisconsin’s lands and waters and want to help us conserve them for people and nature, we hope you will click on this link to Sign the Pledge. You will join a network of people who are speaking up for nature and protecting the places they love here in Wisconsin and throughout the United States.
At the state government level…
Over the next several months, Wisconsin legislators will be drawing up the State’s budget, and we need your help speaking up for policies and funding that protect Wisconsin’s lands and waters.
Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program - The Stewardship Program is Wisconsin’s highly successful state conservation program, and keeping it strong and fully funded is a top priority for The Nature Conservancy. Stewardship helps secure critical wildlife habitat, conserve the best of outdoor Wisconsin and provide consistent world class outdoor recreation opportunities. See how the Fund helps protect Wisconsin’s lands and waters for all of us.
Please contact your legislators today and ask them to keep Wisconsin’s premiere conservation program, the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program, strong and fully funded.
At the federal government level…
Congress is still debating two issues that are critical to conserving lands and waters in Wisconsin and throughout the nation.
Please take a few minutes to learn more about the programs below and stay tuned as we may need you to reach out to your U.S. Senator and member of Congress this spring to let them know you support funding for these critical conservation programs.
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) - The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is our country’s most important land and water conservation program. It is critical to the protection of our working forests in Wisconsin. Instead of tax revenue, it uses a small portion of offshore oil and gas drilling fees to protect important land and water resources. See how LWCF has helped the Conservancy and other agencies and nonprofits protect the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wild Rivers Legacy Forest and other important lands and waters in Wisconsin.
Farm Bill - The Farm Bill is the nation’s largest investment supporting the voluntary and successful conservation, restoration and management of America’s private lands. The Farm Bill plays an important role in protecting and improving water quality in Wisconsin and throughout the U.S. It is also critical to a strong economy, healthy and productive rural lands and vibrant communities. Learn about a Conservancy project in Wisconsin that has received support from Farm Bill conservation programs.
Support nature by Using Your Outside Voice to defend federal and state programs that will protect the outdoor places you love. Sign the Pledge today!