At its recent Wisconsin board meeting, The Nature Conservancy announced that it will present U.S. Senator Herb Kohl with a Lifetime Achievement in Conservation award for his enduring dedication to and leadership in conserving Wisconsin’s lands and waters for the benefit of people and nature.
"We commend Senator Kohl for the leadership he has shown in helping to protect some of Wisconsin's most beloved and impressive lands and waters," said Mary Jean Huston, who directs The Nature Conservancy’s work in Wisconsin. "His steadfast support for the funding of conservation programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Forest Legacy has helped ensure that the lands and waters that make Wisconsin a special place to live and work will be here for future generations to cherish and enjoy.”
Since his election in 1988, and especially in his tenure on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Kohl has been responsible for the conservation of thousands of acres of Wisconsin’s last great places and is also a national leader in the protection of critical natural resources. He has worked closely with The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin on appropriations for many high-priority conservation areas.
“From the Baraboo Hills to the Wild Rivers Legacy Forest and many places in between, Senator Kohl secured funding not only for the protection of our natural resources but for the conservation of our working forests and local timber economies. Very few have had this magnitude of impact on our wild lakes, forests, wetlands, streams and prairies,” Huston added.
The Nature Conservancy works across Wisconsin to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. Conservancy preserves are open to the public for hiking, hunting, wildlife viewing and other recreational opportunities.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.