Survey Shows Bipartisan Support for Conservation Funding

A recent statewide survey of Wisconsin voters – funded by The Nature Conservancy in the state and conducted by FM3 Research (D) and New Bridge Strategy – shows continued and strong support for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

Nine out of 10 Badger State voters continue to support the state Legislature dedicating public funding for conservation. Two-thirds say that even with other challenges facing Wisconsin, residents should continue to invest in protecting and preserving natural areas, clean water and wildlife habitat. Of the types of projects that the Knowles-Nelson program funds, voters are most supportive of protecting water quality (84%) and fish/wildlife (80%).

The survey also found overwhelming bipartisan support for greater transparency in the Legislature’s review process of Knowles-Nelson grants.

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