About: Nels Paulsen
- A man of few words, but a great deal of action, Nels Paulsen serves as policy manager for Conservation Minnesota. In that role, he helps the organization set our public policy strategy and then works with the field and communications teams to see that they are successfully implemented. A passion for the great outdoors was a driving force behind the Wisconsin-native’s decision to become a lawyer, and ultimately join our team.
Saying that his perfect day includes fishing, and that the three things he can’t live without are a fishing pole, his phone and cheese, it only seems natural that he describes his favorite place in the state as being Lake Saganaga. On May 13, 1979, the state record walleye was pulled from the waters just outside the cabin his family owns up there.
Posts by Nels Paulsen
We write this letter to specifically address the changes the bill makes to the recommendations of the Clean Water Council and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Continue reading
In the President’s proposed budget, the Great Lakes restoration projects took a hit. We signed on to a letter the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition recently sent Continue reading
Recently, the Minnesota Legislature brought an environmental omnibus bill to the floor. While there are things we like in each bill, there are also some we don’t Continue reading
While we support many sections within HF1717 and SF780, we are also concerned with two omissions and the limitations on pesticide oversight – and the resulting effects on pollinators. Continue reading
Recently, a number of environmental groups, including Conservation Minnesota, came together to ask members of the Minnesota House and Senate to oppose all changes proposed to the buffer law. Continue reading
our support for the implementation of the full recommendations of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) for the Outdoor Heritage Fund of the Legacy Amendment Continue reading
We recently wrote a letter to Minnesota Representatives Dan Fabian and Paul Anderson with comments showing our views on the buffer law. Continue reading
We recently wrote a letter to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency with comments showing our views on the Draft Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Policy Plan Continue reading
The 2015 Legislative session resulted in the net loss of conservation funds, less citizen involvement, un-vetted policy rollbacks, and missed opportunities to address the state’s growing water quality concerns. Continue reading
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has proposed a new rule to adopt mandatory requirements to prevent nitrate contamination in groundwater. While the proposed rule is a step in the right direction, we must do more to protect our state’s drinking water. Continue reading