Conservation News

Mar 04, 2015

Deal possible on saving portion of Stewardship Fund

There could be some wiggle room on preserving portions of the state Stewardship Fund.

» Full Article at The Cap Times

Mar 04, 2015

Spencer Black: Scott Walker’s plan to kill Stewardship Program is foolish

The Stewardship Program was authored in 1989 with the advice of former Govs. Nelson and Knowles with the bipartisan belief that there is an obligation to make sure future generations have the opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty, wildlife, biological diversity and outdoor recreation that make Wisconsin so special. Overwhelmingly, the good people of our state share that belief. With the governor's proposal to essentially kill the program, it appears he does not share this belief.

» Full Article at The Cap Times

Feb 24, 2015

Budget Freeze Leaves Ice Age Trail in Cold

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program

» Full Article at The Sun

Feb 19, 2015

Budget cuts could affect Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail

he 1,200-mile trail is the state's only designated scenic trail and one of 11 national scenic trails, the only one completely in Wisconsin. The footpath follows the southern edge of the last glacier that plowed through the state, a route that travels from Door County south toward the Illinois border, west past Madison, north through the center of the state and west again to the Minnesota border at Interstate State Park in St. Croix Falls. No matter where you are in Wisconsin and no matter the season, you're never too far from a hike on the Ice Age Trail.

» Full Article at Journal Sentinel

Feb 19, 2015

Proposal To End Wisconsin Conservation Program Would Set Back St. Croix Stewardship

A Wisconsin program that has protected more than 500,000 acres of land for public use in the past 26 years – including important tracts along the St. Croix River — was inspired by and named after two state stewardship stalwarts with roots in St. Croix River Country. But the program could end this year, based on a budget proposal by Governor Scott Walker.

» Full Article at St. Croix 360

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