November 17th, 2021
Meeting Wisconsin's Deer Conservation Challenges
Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) and the Wisconsin Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) hosted a panel discussion on opportunities for Wisconsin to improve the management and conservation of its iconic white-tailed deer herd. Leaders from BHA and member experts from WGF discussed the stressors and intermingling factors threatening the deer herd and present a vision for better long-term management. Topics discussed included deer management in Wisconsin, how deer browsing can harm forests, farms, and alter ecosystems, what we can do to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), and opportunities for Wisconsin to manage deer through responsible hunting.
- Keith McCaffery, State Deer Research Biologist (Retired), WGF Opportunities Now author
- Don Waller, Conservation Biologist, WGF Opportunities Now author
- Mike Samuel, Wildlife Disease Ecologist, WGF Opportunities Now author
- Noah Wishau, Wisconsin State Co-Chair, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA)
Sept. 23, 2021 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Wisconsin's Green Fire 2021 Annual Meeting- Wisconsin Conservation: Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Leaders
Our WGF annual meeting this year focused on the state of our conservation tradition, with a special focus on the students and young professionals joining today's conservation movement. Our keynote speaker Christine Thomas shared her long experience as Dean of the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point, and her tenure on the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board.
Members of our Student and Young Professional Work Group also closed the meeting sharing their inspiration for remaining in the conservation field.
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