Current Legislative Issues
The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association consistently works to stay up-to-date and involved in those legislative issues most important to our membership and our mission. Here are some of the issues we are currently participating in:
Winter/Spring 2015 - Governor Walker's Proposed Budget: Where WWA Stands
As many of you are aware, there has been considerable controversy over Governor Walker's proposed state budget, specifically in the areas regarding the Natural Resources Board (NRB), the freeze of the Stewardship funding program through 2028, and the major reductions in DNR science research positions. We have been paying attention to our Members' comments on social media sites of late and our Board has taken the following position on each of these items:
August 13, 2014 - Natural Resources Board on 3.B.2 - View WWA's Testimony Here
January 14, 2014 -Proposed Revisions to Chapter Tax 18 - View WWA's Testimony Here
November 2013 - DNR Migratory Gamebird Committee Meeting - View Minutes Here
August 2013 - Natural Resources Board - View WWA's Testimony Here
Spring 2013 - WWA's Stance on Mining Bill:
The Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (WWA) is committed to high quality wetland habitat and restoration of land to insure quality habitat is available for wildfowl as well as other animals, insects and terrestrial creatures. Conservation and Restoration of Wisconsin’s waterfowl and wetland resources is the cornerstone of Wisconsin Waterfowl Association’s Charge and Vision. WWA will continue to work with State and Federal regulatory officials as well as our Conservation partners to insure that our wetland resources are protected and that proper management is practiced so that both the resource and the economy are served to the highest potential.
Please note: The above statement is not a stand for or against the Mine, but rather a statement of our commitment to work with our partners.