Knowles spent his entire life, as governor
and in other capacities, supporting conservation.
He helped initiate the Outdoor Action Plan
and designated money to finance the purchase
of land for parks, playgrounds, and green
belts. Knowles signed legislation for a
$200 million bond issue for cities to develop
water treatment programs to reduce pollution
to rivers and streams. He served on the
Natural Resources Study Commission and
was active on the Nature Conservancy Board.
Knowles was the 1992 UW-Stevens Point College
of Natural Resources environmentalist of
For further information on
Warren P. Knowles, read his Hall
of Fame monograph.
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