DNR spring hearings, Wisconsin Conservation Congress county annual meetings scheduled for April 11

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For Chief Tomahawk

WISCONSIN – Wisconsin residents can voice their support or lack of support for a range of resource management issues through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) virtual spring hearings and Wisconsin County Conservation’s annual meetings Congress (WCC) from Monday 11 April. said a WCC statement.

The opportunity will be available for 72 hours. Questions can be previewed on the Spring Hearing website (www.dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/wcc/springhearing). The link to the survey will also be posted on this same webpage by April 11.

The WCC said the county meetings are being held in conjunction with the spring hearings.

“The results of public comment on these proposals will be presented to the Natural Resources Council in May 2022,” WCC said. “If there is support for a proposal, the advisory question could become a proposed DNR rule change in subsequent years.”

This year, the WCC will seek public comment on 45 advisory questions on a range of topics, including proposals to extend the nine-day registration deadline for hunting deer, remove burbot from the fish list Wisconsin Rough and to require registration of canoes and kayaks.

“Congressional advisory questions on conservation typically come from the ideas of citizens,” said WCC President Tony Blattler. “If the resolutions presented at the county level are supported, the resolution is forwarded to one of the advisory committees of Congress and the District Leadership Council for consideration.”

Blatter said there were more than 400 resolutions submitted last year.

“Not all resolutions pass, but those that have the potential to become rule, policy or legislative change in the years to come,” he said. “This is a real grassroots process that allows the citizens of this state to shape natural resource policy.”

About the WCC

As established by Wisconsin state statutes, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress is officially recognized as the state’s only natural resource advisory body where citizens elect delegates to represent their interests on resource issues. resources at the local and state level with the Natural Resources Council and the Department. natural resources. Their mission is to “represent the citizens of Wisconsin by working with the Natural Resources Council and the Department of Natural Resources to effectively manage Wisconsin’s greatest asset, our abundant natural resources, for the enjoyment of present and future generations” , according to the press release.

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