Nefarious, even by Republican standards: Development designs on the Pelican River Forest

Gaylord Nelson is turning over in his grave. The former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator, widely known as the founder of Earth Day, was a Democrat, so perhaps it’s not surprising that he would be appalled by our state’s current crop of Republican legislators. But three-term Republican governor Warren Knowles would be equally shocked by... Continue Reading →

The most important Wisconsin election this year may be the February 21 primary

Last June, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Friends of the Black River Forest did not have standing to sue the Department of Natural Resources. The grassroots group wants to stop a land swap deal in which the state deeds more than four acres of Kohler-Andrae State Park to Kohler Company in exchange for nine... Continue Reading →

Legislature’s Maneuvers Sideline Use of Knowles-Nelson Funds. But Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs Preservation Moves Forward

A controversy over the disposition of Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funds has revealed that stalling tactics on the part of the Republican-dominated state legislature may be aimed at undermining Wisconsin’s successful conservation program. The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust was set to close on a $5 million deal with Waukesha State Bank to purchase the Cedar Gorge Clay... Continue Reading →

Kohler Golf Course Plan Dealt Legal Setback

In another legal setback for Kohler Company's proposed fifth golf course in Sheboygan County, Judge Edward Stengel ruled last Friday that the wetland fill permit granted to the company in 2018 by the Wisconsin DNR cannot be reinstated. The permit was granted under then-secretary Cathy Stepp, a Scott Walker appointee. Judge Stengel’s ruling upholds a... Continue Reading →

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