April 11, 2021

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding all Wisconsinites the annual Spring Hearings begin online at 7 p.m. on April 12 and will remain open for 3 days (72 hours) ONLY!

All questions are available to preview here you do not have to answer every question, you can answer the questions that impact you.

This year there are 23 proposed rule changes related to fisheries and 5 proposed rule changes related to wildlife management. There are also advisory questions from Fisheries, the Natural Resources Board, and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress.

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress advisory questions include a variety of natural resource items such as #19 regarding the enforcement of trespass issues,  #4 regarding the establish perennial vegetative buffers along rivers, streams, and ditches, or #7 & 8 requiring in-person ATV/UTV and hunter safety classes.

Wisconsinites were able to recommend changes to natural resource issues by submitting citizen resolutions online by 5 p.m. on April 5. Those who complete the online input form (April 12-15) will be able to view the resolutions submitted by individuals indicating they reside in that county.

“We look forward to hearing from the public on a wide variety of natural resource issues,” said Tony Blattler, chair of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. “We are pleased that we can adjust to the current situation and protect the health of our communities while continuing to provide an opportunity for the public to weigh in.”