Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Membership is comprised of county supervisors on the land conservation committee and their county land conservation department staff.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues pertaining to county land and water conservation department interests, such as protecting water quality and quantity, soil conservation, wetland protection, invasive species control and mitigation, land use planning, and budget matters related to funding county departments.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
MK
Matt Krueger
131 West Wilson Street, Suite 601
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 441-2677
(608) 441-2676
matt@wisconsinlandwater.org
http://wisconsinlandwater.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Matt Krueger Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Shawn W Pfaff Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 113
Assembly Bill 113
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/7/2019
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 148
Assembly Bill 148
Relating to: nitrate testing pilot program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/7/2019
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.
Comments
We feel that the proposed grant amount for homeowners and funding to counties is insufficient to adequately address the problem.
Assembly Bill 637
Assembly Bill 637
Relating to: farmland preservation implementation grants, agreements, and tax credits and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/4/2019
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 701
Assembly Bill 701
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/7/2020
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 790
Assembly Bill 790
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 795
Assembly Bill 795
Relating to: grants and funding for water stewardship certification, a grazing coordinator position, producer-led watershed protection grants, lake protection, soil and water conservation, and crop insurance premium rebates for cover crops; granting rule-m...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 796
Assembly Bill 796
Relating to: creating a pilot grant program for farmers to reduce nitrate loading, funding research for nitrate loading reduction methods, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granti...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 800
Assembly Bill 800
Relating to: supporting the Center for Watershed Science and Education, creating a hydrogeologist position, funding research on phosphorus recovery and reuse, creating grant programs for counties to test wells and provide public education, granting rule-ma...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 894
Assembly Bill 894
Relating to: livestock facility siting and expansion and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/13/2020
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.
Supporting Documentation
20200213_WI Land+Water comments on AB 894-SB 808.pdf

Senate Bill 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 151

For
Notification Date
3/19/2019
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 137
Senate Bill 137
Relating to: nitrate testing pilot program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/23/2019
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.
Comments
We feel that the proposed grant amount for homeowners and funding to counties is insufficient to adequately address the problem.
Senate Bill 252
Senate Bill 252
Relating to: a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 157

For
Notification Date
6/11/2019
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 563
Senate Bill 563
Relating to: funding for certain extension services of the University of Wisconsin System and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 575
Senate Bill 575
Relating to: farmland preservation implementation grants, agreements, and tax credits and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/26/2019
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 631
Senate Bill 631
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/7/2020
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 715
Senate Bill 715
Relating to: grants and funding for water stewardship certification, a grazing coordinator position, producer-led watershed protection grants, lake protection, soil and water conservation, and crop insurance premium rebates for cover crops; granting rule-m...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 718
Senate Bill 718
Relating to: creating a pilot grant program for farmers to reduce nitrate loading, funding research for nitrate loading reduction methods, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granti...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 722
Senate Bill 722
Relating to: supporting the Center for Watershed Science and Education, creating a hydrogeologist position, funding research on phosphorus recovery and reuse, creating grant programs for counties to test wells and provide public education, granting rule-ma...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 723
Senate Bill 723
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2020
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 808
Senate Bill 808
Relating to: livestock facility siting and expansion and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/13/2020
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.
Supporting Documentation
20200213_WI Land+Water comments on AB 894-SB 808.pdf

January 2020 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
January 2020 Special Session Assembly Bill 3
Relating to: promoting production of value-added agricultural products; creating an organic farming education grant program, a grazing education grant program, and a farm to fork grant program; providing resource conservation technical assistance; granting...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2020
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.
January 2020 Special Session Senate Bill 4
January 2020 Special Session Senate Bill 4
Relating to: county-based agriculture positions in the Division of Extension of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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

Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
3/7/2019
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.

Comments
Subjects related to the DATCP budget

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

Notification Date
3/7/2019
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.

Comments
Subjects related to the DNR budget

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Funding for county conservation, farmland preservation, DATCP SWRM budget, water quality initiatives.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for county conservation, farmland preservation, DATCP SWRM budget, water quality initiatives.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/1/2020
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.

COVID-19 state response
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
COVID-19 state response

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
4/19/2020
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.

Flood relief package (LRB 5792/1)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Flood relief package (LRB 5792/1)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/18/2020
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.

LRB-3915/1 - increases state funding for county land and water conservation staff by $2,960,900 in fiscal year 2020-21.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3915/1 - increases state funding for county land and water conservation staff by $2,960,900 in fiscal year 2020-21.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/9/2020
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.

LRB-4950/3 - relating to required setbacks, application fees, and rules for livestock facility siting and expansion.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-4950/3 - relating to required setbacks, application fees, and rules for livestock facility siting and expansion.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/7/2020
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.

Appointment of Brad Pfaff as Secretary-Designee of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of Brad Pfaff as Secretary-Designee of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/4/2019
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.

LRB-4749 - amending the Farmland Preservation Program and related tax credits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-4749 - amending the Farmland Preservation Program and related tax credits.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/28/2019
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.

LRB 3915 County Conservation Staffing Appropriation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3915 County Conservation Staffing Appropriation

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
10/21/2019
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.

Targeted performance standards to address nitrate contamination in areas with susceptible soils (NR 151, ATCP 50)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Targeted performance standards to address nitrate contamination in areas with susceptible soils (NR 151, ATCP 50)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/31/2019
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.

LRB-3633/P8 - amending the Farmland Preservation Program and related tax credits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-3633/P8 - amending the Farmland Preservation Program and related tax credits.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/29/2019
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.

Livestock Facility Siting (ATCP 51)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Livestock Facility Siting (ATCP 51)

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/9/2019
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.

DATCP Farmland Preservation Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DATCP Farmland Preservation Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/9/2019
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.

Supporting adequate funding of the nonpoint source pollution program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supporting adequate funding of the nonpoint source pollution program.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2019
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.

Supporting funding of county conservation staffing and supporting grants, and cost-share grants in the DATCP budget.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supporting funding of county conservation staffing and supporting grants, and cost-share grants in the DATCP budget.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/24/2019
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

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$10,686.18
2019
July - December
$10,919.63
2020
January - June
$11,786.94
2020
July - December
$7,682.58
Total $41,075.33
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
39.50
2019
July - December
29.25
2020
January - June
32.50
2020
July - December
10.50
Total 111.75
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
131.00
2019
July - December
177.50
2020
January - June
194.25
2020
July - December
81.50
Total 584.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: nitrate testing pilot program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: nitrate testing pilot program, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: farmland preservation implementation grants, agreements, and tax credits and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: farmland preservation implementation grants, agreements, and tax credits and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
1 %
Total 3 %
Relating to: livestock facility siting and expansion and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
1 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: supporting the Center for Watershed Science and Education, creating a hydrogeologist position, funding research on phosphorus recovery and reuse, creating grant programs for counties to test wells and provide public education, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2 %
2020
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: supporting the Center for Watershed Science and Education, creating a hydrogeologist position, funding research on phosphorus recovery and reuse, creating grant programs for counties to test wells and provide public education, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
40 %
2020
July - December
95 %
Total 26 %
Relating to: county conservation staffing and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
40 %
2020
July - December
Total 13 %
Relating to: grants and funding for water stewardship certification, a grazing coordinator position, producer-led watershed protection grants, lake protection, soil and water conservation, and crop insurance premium rebates for cover crops; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a pilot grant program for farmers to reduce nitrate loading, funding research for nitrate loading reduction methods, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: promoting production of value-added agricultural products; creating an organic farming education grant program, a grazing education grant program, and a farm to fork grant program; providing resource conservation technical assistance; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
50 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 12 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
1 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
25 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
1 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
65 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 19 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures