Reauthorize the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program (KNSP) for another 10 years.
Since 1000 Friends of Wisconsin was founded in 1996, we have been dedicated to protecting our state’s rich natural history. While this has been difficult in recent years, we have a chance for bipartisan Legislation that will support land and water conservation in Wisconsin.
Together with 57 other organizations, 1000 Friends sent a letter to Governor Evers urging him to reauthorize the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program (KNSP) for another 10 years.
Over the 31 years of KNSP, local governments and nonprofit conservation organizations have permanently protected 650,000 acres.
KNSP protects natural areas, but also helps Wisconsinites recreate in those areas by funding land acquisition, trail development, campgrounds, boat launches, and much more.
There is so much to be grateful for because of KNSP, but we can do better.
Wisconsin protects a smaller portion of our land than either Michigan or Minnesota, and we invest less money each year in our public lands.
Wisconsin’s rich conservation history can help lead us into a new age of land and water conservation, but it starts with reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
We saw bipartisanship work at the federal level this summer to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund through the Great American Outdoors Act. We’re supporting efforts for similar bipartisan Legislature in Wisconsin to forge on with 10 more years of conservation success for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
It’s never been easier to make your voice heard! Click here or on the photo below to send a postcard to your legislator about why you’d like to see KNSP reauthorized (enter your street address and zip code to get to the upload screen) .