Speak up for wetlands
With half our wetlands already gone, Wisconsin needs wetland supporters like you now more than ever. You can help protect and care for wetlands by speaking up for wetlands when it matters most.
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By learning about the recent threats and opportunities facing Wisconsin’s wetlands, you’ll be ready to speak up for wetlands when your voice is needed.
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About our policy work
Our staff work year-round to encourage wetland protection, restoration, and management. Through proactive and responsive advocacy, strategic partnerships with agencies and organizations, and with the support of our members, we speak up for wetlands across the state. We’re committed to non-partisan, solution-oriented strategies to ensure wetlands have the protection they need.
Recent policy initiatives include:
- Encouraging Wisconsin to invest in improving state wetland maps
- Helping UW-Extension build capacity to support watershed-scale wetland conservation planning
- Fighting legislation that harms wetlands
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Advocacy related updates
We regularly post policy and advocacy-related updates. Check out a few recent posts below.
Wetland Coffee Break: Implications of the Sackett decision for Wisconsin: Early takes from the front lines
Watch the recording of our special one-hour edition of the Wetland Coffee Break series to explore the ecological, legal, and political implications for Wisconsin wetlands of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett vs EPA.
On Thursday, June 15, the Wisconsin Committee on Joint Finance voted to dedicate state funding for a Pre-Disaster Flood Resilience Program that will help flood-prone communities assess flood vulnerabilities and implement hydrologic restoration projects that restore the landscape’s natural capacity to reduce flooding.
Wisconsin Towns Association highlighted the the Pre-Disaster Flood Resilience Bill in their recent magazine. The bill provides tools for local governments to address the root cause of flooding disasters rather than solely focusing on fixing and repairing damages after each incident.