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
TH
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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 85
Assembly Bill 85
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
4/6/2021
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 500
Assembly Bill 500
Relating to: allowing installation of certain groundwater recharge systems.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/6/2021
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 505
Assembly Bill 505
Relating to: aquatic plant management plans and permit exemptions.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/30/2021
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
WWA has concerns about a proposed definition of private ponds that would include wetlands.
Assembly Bill 521
Assembly Bill 521
Relating to: regulation of structures and accessory structures in floodplains.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/7/2021
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
Healthy floodplains management is critical for flood control, public safety, & water quality.The consequences of this bill are broad & have the potential to interfere with the ability of floodplain wetlands to reduce flood peaks, duration, & erosion.
Assembly Bill 727
Assembly Bill 727
Relating to: creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program, providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops, creating a hydrogeologist position, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule...

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 223

For
Notification Date
1/5/2022
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 905
Assembly Bill 905
Relating to: financial assistance limits for dam removal. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2022
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 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 77

For
Notification Date
2/14/2021
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 494
Senate Bill 494
Relating to: aquatic plant management plans and permit exemptions.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
8/13/2021
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
WWA has concerns about a proposed definition of private ponds that would include wetlands.
Senate Bill 501
Senate Bill 501
Relating to: allowing installation of certain groundwater recharge systems.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/6/2021
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 521
Senate Bill 521
Relating to: regulation of structures and accessory structures in floodplains.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/7/2021
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
Healthy floodplains management is critical for flood control, public safety, & water quality.The consequences of this bill are broad & have the potential to interfere with the ability of floodplain wetlands to reduce flood peaks, duration, & erosion.
Senate Bill 677
Senate Bill 677
Relating to: creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program, providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops, creating a hydrogeologist position, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/9/2021
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 839
Senate Bill 839
Relating to: financial assistance limits for dam removal. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2022
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

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

Notification Date
3/18/2021
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.

Military Affairs: Emergency Management Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Military Affairs: Emergency Management Services

Notification Date
3/18/2021
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: Environmental Management
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Environmental Management

Notification Date
3/18/2021
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 Parks
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Notification Date
3/18/2021
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.

Revenue: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
3/18/2021
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.

Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Assistance

Notification Date
3/18/2021
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

Creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program
Scope Statement
SS 040_22
For
Notification Date
8/22/2022
First Communication Date
8/19/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Soil and water resource management program
Agency Name
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
Subject
Soil and water resource management program
Scope Statement
SS 081_21
Undisclosed
Notification Date
9/27/2022
First Communication Date
9/16/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Aquatic plant management, manual removal and mechanical control regulations, and aquatic habitat protection, and surface water grants.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Aquatic plant management, manual removal and mechanical control regulations, and aquatic habitat protection, and surface water grants.
Scope Statement
SS 024_20
None
Notification Date
1/18/2021
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.

The administration, procedures and enforcement of the Wisconsin wetland and waterway regulatory program
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
The administration, procedures and enforcement of the Wisconsin wetland and waterway regulatory program
Scope Statement
SS 122_19
Other
Notification Date
2/10/2022
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.

Wetland mitigation
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Wetland mitigation
Scope Statement
SS 043_19
None
Notification Date
2/1/2021
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

relating to: a wetland delineation professional assurance program and granting rule-making authority
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
relating to: a wetland delineation professional assurance program and granting rule-making authority

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/19/2021
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: aquatic plant management plans and permit exemptions.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to: aquatic plant management plans and permit exemptions.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/3/2021
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
12/11/2020
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.

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
12/11/2020
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.

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
12/11/2020
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.

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
12/11/2020
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.

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
12/11/2020
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.

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
12/11/2020
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.

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
12/11/2020
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.

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
12/11/2020
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
12/11/2020
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/11/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$14,818.20
2021
July - December
$11,772.62
2022
January - June
$9,262.07
Total $35,852.89
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
145.95
2021
July - December
69.01
2022
January - June
29.00
Total 243.96
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
181.50
2021
July - December
135.00
2022
January - June
79.00
Total 395.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: a general permit for hydrologic restoration projects and creating a hydrologic restoration and management advisory council.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: allowing installation of certain groundwater recharge systems.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: allowing installation of certain groundwater recharge systems.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program, providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops, creating a hydrogeologist position, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: aquatic plant management plans and permit exemptions.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: aquatic plant management plans and permit exemptions.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: creating a commercial nitrogen optimization pilot program, providing crop insurance rebates for cover crops, creating a hydrogeologist position, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 12 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures