Nature Conservancy - Wisconsin Chapter, The

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Nature Conservancy is a land trust that lobbies on environmental issues.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues involving land use, WI DNR and DATCP.

Title:
Director

Contact
TH
Todd Holschbach
633 W Main St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 577-3071
(608) 251-8535
tholschbach@tnc.org
nature.org/wisconsin

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Todd Holschbach Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/26/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Casey Eggleston Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/26/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 3
Assembly Bill 3
Relating to: restrictions on the use and sale of fertilizer containing phosphorus and other turf fertilizer and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 9

For
Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 7
Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: designating a portion of the Brunsweiler River as a wild river.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 360
Assembly Bill 360
Relating to: discharges of ballast water and related substances into the waters of the state, aquatic nuisance species, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/2/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 5
Senate Bill 5
Relating to: restrictions on the use and sale of fertilizer containing phosphorus and other turf fertilizer and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 6
Senate Bill 6
Relating to: designating a portion of the Brunsweiler River as a wild river.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 7

For
Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 47
Senate Bill 47
Relating to: designating portions of the Totogatic River as a wild river.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 450
Senate Bill 450
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/18/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 620
Senate Bill 620
Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 632
Senate Bill 632
Relating to: control of nonpoint source water pollution in certain areas with carbonate bedrock and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Departmentwide and Resource Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Departmentwide and Resource Management

Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Passage of Working Lands Initiative items contained in the budget.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
General budget provisions related to DNR budget including Urban Forestry, Stewardship debt service, Ballast Water positions, Great Lakes Compact positions and Coastal Management Grants.

Natural Resources: Forestry and Parks
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Forestry and Parks

Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Supporting funding for Forestry initiatives such as Urban forestry, and fire suppression.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

NR 47, relating to the control of invasive plants in weed management areas.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
NR 47, relating to the control of invasive plants in weed management areas.

Register Number: 633 (10/1/2008)
For
Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

NR 52, relating to access on properties purchased in whole or in part
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
NR 52, relating to access on properties purchased in whole or in part

Register Number: 624 (1/1/2008)
Other
Notification Date
4/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Bills related to addressing Climate Change.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Bills related to addressing Climate Change.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/2/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Bills related to ground water legislation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Bills related to ground water legislation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
9/2/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Rules relating to the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rules relating to the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
9/2/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund - rules to implement legislative requirements that resulted from the programs reauthorization.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund - rules to implement legislative requirements that resulted from the programs reauthorization.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
3/13/2008
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics related to the Great Lakes Compact
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Topics related to the Great Lakes Compact

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/17/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Relating to reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/30/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$4,876.36
2009
July - December
$15,488.94
2010
January - June
$3,298.88
2010
July - December
$2,077.01
Total $25,741.19
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
31.00
2009
July - December
8.00
2010
January - June
21.00
2010
July - December
10.00
Total 70.00
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
64.00
2009
July - December
49.00
2010
January - June
39.00
2010
July - December
33.00
Total 185.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: restrictions on the use and sale of fertilizer containing phosphorus and other turf fertilizer and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: restrictions on the use and sale of fertilizer containing phosphorus and other turf fertilizer and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: designating a portion of the Brunsweiler River as a wild river.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: designating a portion of the Brunsweiler River as a wild river.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: designating portions of the Totogatic River as a wild river.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: discharges of ballast water and related substances into the waters of the state, aquatic nuisance species, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: groundwater management, water conservation, and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: control of nonpoint source water pollution in certain areas with carbonate bedrock and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; renewable energy requirements of electric utilities and retail cooperatives; requiring electric utilities to purchase renewable energy from certain renewable facilities in their service territories; authority of the Public Service Commission over nuclear power plants; motor vehicle emission limitations; a low carbon standard for transportation fuels; the brownfield site assessment grant program, the main street program, the brownfields grant program, the forward innovation fund, grants to local governments for planning activities, the transportation facilities economic assistance and development program, a model parking ordinance; surface transportation planning by the Department of Transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; environmental evaluations for transportation projects; idling limits for certain vehicles; energy conservation codes for public buildings, places of employment, one- and two-family dwellings, and agricultural facilities; design standards for state buildings; energy efficiency standards for certain consumer audio and video devices, boiler inspection requirements; greenhouse gas emissions and energy use by certain state agencies and state assistance to school districts in achieving energy efficiencies; creating an exception to local levy limits for amounts spent on energy efficiency measures; creating an energy crop reserve program; identification of private forest land, promoting sequestration of carbon in forests, qualifying practices and cost-share requirements under the forest grant program established by the Department of Natural Resources; air pollution permits for certain stationary sources reducing greenhouse gas emissions; allocating a portion of existing tax-exempt industrial development revenue bonding to clean energy manufacturing facilities and renewable power generating facilities; requiring a report on certain programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
30 %
2010
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
40 %
Total 11 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
30 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 11 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
30 %
2009
July - December
70 %
2010
January - June
40 %
2010
July - December
25 %
Total 41 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
15 %
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
10 %
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures