September Backcountry Beat 7-10-2016

TAKE ACTION JOIN US DONATE STORE Gary — This past week I had the good fortune to camp for free and challenge my body and mind on national forest lands just east of Missoula, Montana. While only one trigger was pulled, and it was to down a delicious ruffed grouse, I felt a sense of freedom – one that only we who have access to public lands and waters can truly feel. My legs, lungs and resolve are now stronger than ever. I hope each and every one of you is out enjoying what belongs to all of us: your, … Continue reading September Backcountry Beat 7-10-2016

Bass Pro Shops Sponsors National Hunting & Fishing Day 6-24-2016

NHFD set for September 24, 2016 SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Bass Pro Shops is more than just a store that is a gateway to the great outdoors. The industry leader in conservation efforts is once again leading the way and partnering with National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). Each year, hunting contributes more than $38.3 billion to the economy and supports more than 680,000 jobs. Bass Pro Shops continues its legacy as an organization ready to support sportsmen and women by its sponsorship of NHF Day. Hunting continues to rank as one of the safest outdoor activities in America, and an … Continue reading Bass Pro Shops Sponsors National Hunting & Fishing Day 6-24-2016

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Launches Campaign in Defense of Public Lands 6-21-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2016 CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, 608- 208-1129 or ryan@conservationvoters.org Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Launches Campaign in Defense of Public Lands Group calls for bold leadership from Wisconsin lawmakers  MADISON – As attacks on shared lands nationally and in Wisconsin intensify, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters has launched a robust defense of our state and national treasures with a radio, print, outdoor, and digital advertising campaign. The campaign calls Wisconsin lawmakers to account and asks for bold leadership in protecting our shared public lands from being sold-off to the highest … Continue reading Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Launches Campaign in Defense of Public Lands 6-21-2016

Honoring One of Our Own – Nelson Award Winner Denny Caneff 5-22-2016

    Honoring One of Our Own   Last Thursday, River Alliance Executive Director Denny Caneff was honored with the Conservation in Action award. Two of Denny’s colleagues, Kerry Schumann (Executive Director of Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters) and Lindsay Wood Davis (former River Alliance board member) recognized him for his lifelong commitment to conservation.  Read more about Denny’s conservation career here! Black Earth Creek Habitat Snapshot Day: A Success! Dave Rowe from DNR is explaining how to evaluate stream characteristics to the group of over 50 volunteers. Thank you to over 50 volunteers and several public and private partners coordinating … Continue reading Honoring One of Our Own – Nelson Award Winner Denny Caneff 5-22-2016

After Scoring Major Victory, Land Trust Alliance Returns to Capitol Hill 4-1-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    After Scoring Major Victory, Land Trust Alliance Returns to Capitol Hill for Advocacy Days Meetings to Highlight Land and Water Conservation Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2016) – Members of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, will return to Capitol Hill beginning April 11 to build on their recent victory. The 100 meetings that 120 land trust professionals from 35 states have scheduled with lawmakers and staff come on the heels of Congress and President Barack Obama making … Continue reading After Scoring Major Victory, Land Trust Alliance Returns to Capitol Hill 4-1-2016

Conservationists to Celebrate Earth Day 3-28-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, April 22nd 2016 CONTACT: Jonah Hermann, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, (920) 860-1416 -or- jonah@conservationvoters.org Conservationists Gather Across Wisconsin in Celebration of Earth Day 2016 Marks the 100th Birthday Anniversary of Earth Day Founder and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson   MADISON — Today Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters hosted multiple events with community leaders, conservation advocates, and elected officials to celebrate Earth Day 2016. Events were held in Milwaukee and Green Bay at Pere Marquette Park and the Fox River Trail. Additionally, today President Obama signed the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters … Continue reading Conservationists to Celebrate Earth Day 3-28-2016

WLCV Statement Water Privatization Bill 2-9-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jonah Hermann, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, (920) 860-1416 -or- jonah@conservationvoters.org AB 554, Water Privatization Bill Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Statement MADISON, WI — In response to the Senate committee vote on Assembly Bill 554, the Water Privatization Bill, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Executive Director, Kerry Schumann, issued the following statement: “The eyes of the world are on Flint, Michigan right now, as their citizens suffer from lead poisoning simply because they used water from their tap to drink, bathe, and cook. The crisis in Flint points to the critical need to have access to clean … Continue reading WLCV Statement Water Privatization Bill 2-9-2016

Conservation NOW: Week of January 25, 2016

      Conservation Notices of the Week Week of January 22, 2016 2015 – 2016 Legislative Session This Week’s Notices: Oppose SB 477 & AB 603: Further Meddling in Shoreland Zoning Support AB 515: Restoring Funding for Local Recycling Programs Support AB 548: Reestablishing a Wisconsin Conservation Corps Oppose AB 582: Developer Grab Bag Oppose SB 477 & AB 603: Further Meddling in Shoreland ZoningWisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose SB 477 which is before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy on Tuesday and AB 603 which is before the Assembly Committee on Natural … Continue reading Conservation NOW: Week of January 25, 2016

2016 Legislative Session Opens With Attacks on Environment 1-2-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 4th, 2016 CONTACT: Jonah Hermann, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, (920) 860-1416 -or- jonah@conservationvoters.org Legislators Leap into 2016 with Assault on Natural Resources Seven Bills Rolling Back Natural Resource Protections to be heard on Tuesday and Wednesday MADISON, WI — The Legislature is holding hearings on at least seven bills that roll back protections for air, land, and water and gut local government authority – and that’s just in the first few days after the holidays. Kerry Schumann, Executive Director of Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, said, “From developing on lake beds to filling in … Continue reading 2016 Legislative Session Opens With Attacks on Environment 1-2-2016

Conservation NOW: Week of December 14, 2015 12-19-2015

      Conservation Notices of the Week Week of December 14, 2015 2015 – 2016 Legislative Session This Week’s Notices: Oppose AB 554: Privatizing Wisconsin’s Water Oppose AB 554: Privatizing Wisconsin’s WaterWisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to oppose AB 554, which is before the Assembly Energy and Utilities Committee on Tuesday.Access to clean drinking water and effective sewer systems is a fundamental necessity. Wisconsin should be investing in these public systems to ensure they are in good repair and provide clean water to our citizens. AB 554 would take public accountability for managing critical water services away … Continue reading Conservation NOW: Week of December 14, 2015 12-19-2015