Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Wisconsin citizens interested in the protection, restoration, and management of wetland resources.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and administrative rules that pertain to issues that directly or indirectly impact wetland resources in Wisconsin. Wetlands conservation. Natural resources policy and state budgets.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
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Tracy Hames
214 N. Hamilton St, Ste 201
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-9971
tracy.hames@wisconsinwetlands.org
http://www.wisconsinwetlands.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Tracy Hames Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Brian Vigue Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2019 Withdrawn On 2/15/2019
Erin O'Brien Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 2/28/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Matthew D Kussow Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 2/28/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Brandon Scholz Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 2/28/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Jennifer N WesternHauser Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/14/2020 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 266
Assembly Bill 266
Relating to: a flood risk reduction pilot project and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/10/2019
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 503
Assembly Bill 503
Relating to: lake management grants and river protection management grants for floating treatment wetlands.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/17/2019
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 543
Assembly Bill 543
Relating to: increasing the waterfowl hunting stamp fee. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
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.
Assembly Bill 567
Assembly Bill 567
Relating to: watershed enhancement in the village of Plover in Portage County and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/18/2019
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
1/3/2020
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
2/3/2020
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
2/3/2020
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
2/3/2020
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 169
Senate Bill 169
Relating to: wetland mitigation banks, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 59

Other
Notification Date
4/25/2019
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 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
6/10/2019
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 485
Senate Bill 485
Relating to: lake management grants and river protection management grants for floating treatment wetlands.

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 177

Other
Notification Date
10/17/2019
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 510
Senate Bill 510
Relating to: watershed enhancement in the village of Plover in Portage County and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/18/2019
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
1/3/2020
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
2/3/2020
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
2/3/2020
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
2/3/2020
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

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

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

Comments
Relating to flood risk reduction grant program

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Nonferrous metallic mineral exploration, bulk sampling, prospecting, mining and mining waste management – Chapters NR 130, NR 131, NR 132 and NR 182
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Nonferrous metallic mineral exploration, bulk sampling, prospecting, mining and mining waste management – Chapters NR 130, NR 131, NR 132 and NR 182

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None
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Groundwater management
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Groundwater management

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/21/2020
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 4892/1 - relating to a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 4892/1 - relating to a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/27/2019
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.

placement of a floating treatment for a lake management grant and a river management grant
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
placement of a floating treatment for a lake management grant and a river management grant

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/24/2019
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.

Siting Wetland Mitigation, Wetland Mitigation Banks
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Siting Wetland Mitigation, Wetland Mitigation Banks

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/18/2019
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.

streamline regulatory approvals for wetland restoration
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
streamline regulatory approvals for wetland restoration

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.

relating to: wetland mitigation banks, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to: wetland mitigation banks, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/8/2019
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.

Speaker's task force to study water quality
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Speaker's task force to study water quality

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/9/2019
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.

Streamlining regulatory approvals for wetland restoration and enhancement and other aquatic habitat improvements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Streamlining regulatory approvals for wetland restoration and enhancement and other aquatic habitat improvements.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/7/2019
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.

Restoring natural Infrastructure to reduce flood risks and damages.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Restoring natural Infrastructure to reduce flood risks and damages.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/7/2019
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.

Modernizing wetland mapping standards and giving the public free access to the data.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Modernizing wetland mapping standards and giving the public free access to the data.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/7/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$18,650.27
2019
July - December
$23,028.37
2020
January - June
$21,516.89
2020
July - December
$6,935.87
Total $70,131.40
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
89.00
2019
July - December
167.25
2020
January - June
124.50
2020
July - December
54.75
Total 435.50
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
172.25
2019
July - December
201.50
2020
January - June
199.50
2020
July - December
121.75
Total 695.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: wetland mitigation banks, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2 %
2019
July - December
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
20 %
2019
July - December
18 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 13 %
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
26 %
2019
July - December
18 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 18 %
Relating to: lake management grants and river protection management grants for floating treatment wetlands.
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: lake management grants and river protection management grants for floating treatment wetlands.
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: watershed enhancement in the village of Plover in Portage County 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
Total 2 %
Relating to: watershed enhancement in the village of Plover in Portage County 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
Total 2 %
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
25 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 14 %
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
26 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 16 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

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
5 %
Total < 1%

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
2 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 6 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
25 %
Total 10 %
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
5 %
Total < 1%
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
10 %
Total 2 %
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
10 %
Total 2 %

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
10 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 4 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
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
15 %
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures