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Dear Friend,

The Wisconsin state legislature will be debating the future of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program this week. Will you join the nearly 500 Wisconsinites who have already contacted their elected officials in support of this vital habitat preservation program? 

If the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program is not renewed Wisconsin will lose its best source of funding for land and water conservation.
 
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Tell your representatives that you care about protecting Wisconsin’s natural spaces and the birds, wildlife, and people that depend on them.
Photo of a Northern Harrier in flight.
Protection and restoration of marsh and prairie habitat is critical for Northern Harrier, the only harrier species in North America. This species has disappeared from many former nesting areas.
Dear Friend,

The Wisconsin legislature is in the process of putting together the 2019-21 state budget and we need you to be a voice for birds. Contact your legislators and tell them to reauthorize the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program, which has been critical to protecting the places that birds need to thrive and survive.

For 30 years, the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program has provided millions of dollars in funding to protect Wisconsin’s most treasured natural resources. The program helps ensure the preservation of valuable natural areas and wildlife habitat, the protection of water quality and fisheries, and the expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities. Knowles-Nelson grants have benefitted every single county in Wisconsin. The Goose Pond Sanctuary’s restored prairies and wetlands provide a needed haven for many different birds such as Wood Ducks and Sandhill Cranes, but also birds considered species of “Special Concern” in Wisconsin such as Northern Harriers.

If the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program is not renewed Wisconsin will lose its best source of funding for land and water conservation. We need you to contact your representatives and tell them to support a ten-year reauthorization of this important stewardship program, and maintain funding at $33 million per year, consistent with past funding levels.

Tell your representatives that you care about protecting your state’s natural spaces and the birds, wildlife, and people that depend on them.
Sincerely,
Marnie Urso
Policy Director
Audubon Great Lakes
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