Wisconsin County Forests Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Public forest and natural resource management interests of counties with county forest lands enrolled under Wisconsin's County Forest Law. Engage in state legislative and policy issues related to public land and natural resource management.

Lobbying Interests:
Forestry, wildlife, conservation, natural resource management, tourism, and transportation issues that may impact or effect sustainable management of county forests enrolled under Wisconsin's County Forest Law.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
RL
Rebekah Luedtke
801 N Sales Str, Suite 107
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 539-1097
rebekah@wisconsincountyforests.com
http://www.wisconsincountyforests.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Shawn W Pfaff Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/29/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Rebekah L Luedtke Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 3/2/2022 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 265
Assembly Bill 265
Relating to: the weight limit for utility terrain vehicles.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/19/2021
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.
Comments
The Wisconsin County Forests Association, representing the 30 established County Forests under §28.11 who are the largest motorized recreation trail manager in the State, request to be included in discussions regarding this proposal.
Assembly Bill 367
Assembly Bill 367
Relating to: loan for the purchase of the Verso Paper Mill in the city of Wisconsin Rapids. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/28/2021
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 640
Assembly Bill 640
Relating to: the threshold amount of timber sold from state, county, or community forests above which certain approval and notice requirements apply. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/26/2021
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.
Supporting Documentation
20211026_WCFA_AB640_10262021.pdf

Assembly Bill 682
Assembly Bill 682
Relating to: grant related to the Verso Paper Mill in the city of Wisconsin Rapids, loan guarantee related to the Park Falls Pulp and Paper Mill in the city of Park Falls, substance abuse prevention on certain public projects, and granting rule-making auth...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/2/2021
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
WCFA supports the first portion of the bill regarding financially supporting the forest products industry.
Supporting Documentation
20211102_WCFA_Support_AB682_11012021.pdf

Senate Bill 269
Senate Bill 269
Relating to: the weight limit for utility terrain vehicles.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 70

Other
Notification Date
4/8/2021
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
The Wisconsin County Forests Association would ask to be a part of the discussion moving forward with this legislation.
Supporting Documentation
20210408_WCFA_Letter_on ATV_Weights_04082021.pdf

Senate Bill 369
Senate Bill 369
Relating to: loan for the purchase of the Verso Paper Mill in the city of Wisconsin Rapids. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/28/2021
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 607
Senate Bill 607
Relating to: the threshold amount of timber sold from state, county, or community forests above which certain approval and notice requirements apply. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 128

For
Notification Date
10/15/2021
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/31/2021
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
Matters pertaining to the Dept. of Natural Resources

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

Notification Date
3/31/2021
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
Matters pertaining to the Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Direct Sale Limit Increase
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Direct Sale Limit Increase

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/14/2021
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.

Support for proposed LRB 3360 - Financing assistance to facilitate jobs for paper and timber in Central Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for proposed LRB 3360 - Financing assistance to facilitate jobs for paper and timber in Central Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/20/2021
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.

All matters pertaining to the State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
All matters pertaining to the State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/31/2021
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.

Matters pertaining to motorized and nonmotorized outdoor recreation - funding, programs, grants, loans, services, limits, etc.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters pertaining to motorized and nonmotorized outdoor recreation - funding, programs, grants, loans, services, limits, etc.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/31/2021
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.

Matters pertaining to County Forests and State Statute 28.10 & 28.11
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters pertaining to County Forests and State Statute 28.10 & 28.11

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/31/2021
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.

Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and Reauthorization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and Reauthorization

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/31/2021
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.

Requirements for receiving the county forest administration grants under state statute 28.11 (5m) (a)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Requirements for receiving the county forest administration grants under state statute 28.11 (5m) (a)

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/1/2020
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.

The re-authorization of Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. LRB 4190.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The re-authorization of Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. LRB 4190.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/1/2020
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.

Support for forestry programs funding and DNR budget Reauthorization of Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program Acreage share payments to towns
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for forestry programs funding and DNR budget Reauthorization of Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program Acreage share payments to towns

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/1/2020
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.

Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program funding and reauthorization
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program funding and reauthorization

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/1/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$6,000.00
2021
July - December
$6,000.00
2022
January - June
$6,000.00
Total $18,000.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
19.00
2021
July - December
19.00
2022
January - June
6.00
Total 44.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
58.00
2021
July - December
38.00
2022
January - June
22.00
Total 118.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the weight limit for utility terrain vehicles.
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 2 %
Relating to: loan for the purchase of the Verso Paper Mill in the city of Wisconsin Rapids. (FE)
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 2 %
Relating to: the weight limit for utility terrain vehicles.
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 2 %
Relating to: loan for the purchase of the Verso Paper Mill in the city of Wisconsin Rapids. (FE)
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 2 %
Relating to: the threshold amount of timber sold from state, county, or community forests above which certain approval and notice requirements apply. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
25 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: grant related to the Verso Paper Mill in the city of Wisconsin Rapids, loan guarantee related to the Park Falls Pulp and Paper Mill in the city of Park Falls, substance abuse prevention on certain public projects, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
25 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: the threshold amount of timber sold from state, county, or community forests above which certain approval and notice requirements apply. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
25 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 13 %

Budget Bill Subjects

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 7 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

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
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
40 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
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
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 2 %

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
15 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 14 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures