The Nature Conservancy

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Federal government agencies, such as the EPA, USDA, USAID, DOI, NPS and DOD as well as agencies at the state and local level. We work with companies large and small to help change business practices and policies, raise awareness of conservation issues, and raise funds to support important new science and conservation projects. The Conservancy works with other like-minded organizations, ranging from large non-profit conservation groups like Conservation International and NatureServe, to local land trusts. The Conservancy works in cooperation with private landowners and local stakeholders, such as ranchers, farmers and fishermen, to ensure good ecological management while continuing to support the local economy. The Nature Conservancy depends on partnerships with indigenous people and local communities to conserve some of the most biologically critical and threatened ecosystems on Earth.

Lobbying Interests:
Environmental conservation

Title:
Government Relations Director

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

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Casey Eggleston Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On 1/31/2014
Todd Holschbach Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Paul Howard Heinen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/28/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/wisconsin/mining-in-the-penokee-gogebic-range-whats-at-risk.xml
Assembly Bill 680
Assembly Bill 680
Relating to: adaptive management plans for reducing discharges of phosphorus and total suspended solids to the waters of the state and a statewide variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus for certain dischargers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/12/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 700
Assembly Bill 700
Relating to: eligibility requirements under the managed forest land program relating to parcel size and production of merchantable timber, management plans for managed forest lands, orders adding and withdrawing managed forest land, renewal of orders desig...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/12/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 1

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/wisconsin/mining-in-the-penokee-gogebic-range-whats-at-risk.xml
Senate Bill 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/7/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 632
Senate Bill 632
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining and preservation of marketable nonmetallic mineral deposits. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/12/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 664
Senate Bill 664
Relating to: replacement and maintenance of existing culverts and design and engineering work for the construction and placement of certain culverts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/12/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation

Notification Date
3/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Revises Chapter NR 40, relating to invasive species. SS 016-12
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revises Chapter NR 40, relating to invasive species. SS 016-12

Register Number: 675 (4/1/2012)
For
Notification Date
12/15/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015-2016 Biennial Budget issues, Other legislative issues including groundwater, phosphorus, forestry practices, invasive species, connectivity, Steward Fund, Water utilities, mining, and wetlands.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2015-2016 Biennial Budget issues, Other legislative issues including groundwater, phosphorus, forestry practices, invasive species, connectivity, Steward Fund, Water utilities, mining, and wetlands.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/27/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$12,377.49
2013
July - December
$3,132.20
2014
January - June
$3,535.62
2014
July - December
$4,338.75
Total $23,384.06
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
30.00
2013
July - December
4.00
2014
January - June
9.00
2014
July - December
3.25
Total 46.25
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
42.00
2013
July - December
24.50
2014
January - June
12.00
2014
July - December
37.25
Total 115.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: high capacity well approvals. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
25 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: replacement and maintenance of existing culverts and design and engineering work for the construction and placement of certain culverts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: adaptive management plans for reducing discharges of phosphorus and total suspended solids to the waters of the state and a statewide variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus for certain dischargers. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: eligibility requirements under the managed forest land program relating to parcel size and production of merchantable timber, management plans for managed forest lands, orders adding and withdrawing managed forest land, renewal of orders designating managed forest land, areas of managed forest lands that are open for public access, allowing managed forest lands to be used for recreational activities, regulation of cutting of timber on managed forest land and on forest croplands, withdrawal taxes and fees imposed on the withdrawal of managed forest land and yield taxes imposed for cutting timber from managed forest land, the sale or transfer of managed forest land, expiration of orders designating managed forest land, withdrawal of forest croplands that are held in trust for Indian tribes, a study of the managed forest land program, a report on exempt withdrawals from the managed forest land program and the forest cropland program, elimination of references to the woodland tax law, granting rule-making authority, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining and preservation of marketable nonmetallic mineral deposits. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 7 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
65 %
2013
July - December
65 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 43 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
60 %
Total 15 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 8 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures