From Kim Kreitinger:
Do you know what the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway, Sauk Prairie Recreation Area, Harrington Beach State Park and Kettle Moraine State Forest have in common? Besides all harboring important habitat for many bird species of special concern, all are state lands purchased with Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funds.
The Wisconsin Legislature created the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program in
1989 to preserve valuable natural areas and wildlife habitat, protect water quality and fisheries, and expand opportunities for outdoor recreation.
This important conservation program is now at risk with Governor Walker's budget proposal to freeze land acquisitions though the Stewardship program for 12 years!
Please contact your state legislators and Governor Walker's office to let them know how important protecting our state's natural heritage is to you and our future generations!
President, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology Madison, WI