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Trump budget would undo gains from conservation programs on farms and ranches

Citizen Lobbyists Head to Madison for Clean Water

Lobbyists with Senator Jeff Smith
January 31, 2020

Clean Water Legislation has been a major issue in the capitol this year. One effective model for people concerned with issues in our legislature is citizen lobbying. On Jan. 30 I took a trip with the citizen lobbyists from the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters as they lobbied their legislators for better clean water laws. 

WLCV - A fresh look and name for a new day in conservation for Wisconsin

January 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or

#000000;">MADISON – It’s a fresh start for Wisconsin’s environment and a fresh start for one of its leading conservation organizations.


October 13, 2018

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Protecting Our Great Lakes

Senator Vinehout
October 8, 2018

Our Great Lakes hold twenty-one percent of all the world’s fresh surface water. Wisconsin has over 1,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. More than half our population lies within its watershed. The Lakes provide us with many opportunities for recreation, commerce, transportation, and immeasurable occasions to enjoy their immense beauty.

Conservationists Launch ‘Field Guide to Taking Back Wisconsin’

May 1, 2018

Campaign outlines depth of Walker’s damage to state, provides path to election wins

Trump budget would undo gains from conservation programs on farms and ranches

February 17, 2018
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Texas farmer Taylor Wilcox received USDA funding to flood his fallow rice fields, creating habitat for black-necked stilts and other birds.