WI DNR Spring Hearings & Conservation Congress Spring County Conservation Meeting

On Monday, April 8, there will be 72 public hearings, one in each county starting at 7:00 p.m. where individuals interested in natural resources management have an opportunity to provide their input and testimony to the Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to fish and wildlife management in Wisconsin.  Learn more about the Spring Hearings.  Read the hearing questions.

NEW in 2019 there is an online option for providing input, the results of the Spring Hearings will not be available the following day as they have been in the past. Results will be posted on the WI DNR website as soon as they are available.  The election of WCC delegates and input on citizen introduced resolutions will remain unchanged and will require in-person participation.

There are two forestry related questions this year within the hearing questions.  The WWOA Board decided not to take a position on either question.

#71. Creating a centralized list of timber sales.

#80. Designate the hickory nut as the state nut.

County residents have the option to run for a seat on the Conservation Congress and to elect delegates from their county to represent their county views regarding natural resources on the Conservation Congress. Also, individuals have the opportunity to bring forth new conservation issues of a statewide nature to the attention of the Conservation Congress through the citizen resolution process.