"In 1990 we started and founded the first list for the district council", foundation member rose stark remembers. The mayoress of pretzfeld tells that some burghers were disappointed at that time that no one cared about environmental issues at the district level. It was not clear, for example, whether dangers were emanating from the landfill site in gosberg, because it was not sealed off. "We were mainly active environmentalists and nature conservationists who were not in any party, but wanted to bring their issues into county politics", the members wanted to raise awareness of the environment and tackle problems." since such topics are tackled in administrations, the WLF wanted to be "supportive there". Foundation member rose sees the strength of the list in this: "our concern was to make proposals that could actually be implemented by the administration. We have tried to implement sensible projects together."
From 1990 to 1996, georg meister and heinz marquart headed the list, from 1996 to 2002 rose stark and heinz marquardt. From 2002, peter morys and rose stark were at the helm of WLF, from 2014 rose stark and klaus schwab. The latter had to step down for health reasons and was succeeded in 2018 by heinrich kattenbeck, who had been on the WLF’s list of candidates since 2002.