Feb 09, 2011
February 2011: Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program Update
In early February the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued a temporary hold on Stewardship grant applications as its processes and procedures. You can read a copy of the letter sent to affected Stewardship grant applicants here.
At the same time, Governor Walker released his Stewardship Program talking points, explaining that he remains committed to the program, but he is also committed to alleviating the immediate state fiscal crisis.
In response to this news, Gathering Waters Conservancy released this statement articulating that we look forward to working with Governor Walker and DNR Secretary Stepp to ensure that the Stewardship Program continues to provide great value to Wisconsin.
Gathering Waters Conservancy remains committed to a strong and effective Stewardship Program. We continue to work with our Board of Directors, land trust leaders, and policy advisors to communicate the value of this important program.
We will continue to keep you updated at the situation evolves. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Strigel: 608-251-9131 x 14.
For the most current information on the Stewardship Program, click here.