Promoting Science-Based Management of Wisconsin's Natural Resources

Archive for December 2018

New Federal Report Predicts Increasing Environmental and Ecological Costs due to Climate Change in the United States.

Climate change presents growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth in the United States.  On November 24, 2018 the US Global Change Research Project released the FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States.  The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses …

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WGF Media Statement: Wisconsin’s Green Fire Applauds Selection of Preston Cole as DNR Secretary

Madison, WI – Wisconsin’s Green Fire is encouraged by Governor-Elect Evers’ selection of Preston Cole as the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Preston Cole comes to the position of DNR Secretary with extensive experience in natural resources management and a deep knowledge of conservation issues facing Wisconsin. Mr. Cole has a …

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WGF Media Statement: Wisconsin’s Green Fire Announces Major Gift from Evjue Foundation

Mercer, WI – Terry Daulton, President of Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation announced receipt of a significant grant from the Evjue Foundation. “We’re pleased and humbled by the confidence that the Evjue Foundation has placed in the work we are undertaking to restore Wisconsin’s Conservation legacy and the role of science as a critical …

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WGF Media Statement: Legislation Will Hurt State Agency Performance and Increase Costs

Statement on Extraordinary Session Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to SB 884 Legislation Will Hurt State Agency Performance and Increase Costs

Madison, WI – Provisions in Senate Bill 884 (SB 884) would significantly impact the work of executive agencies throughout state government. Wisconsin’s Green Fire, an organization comprised of many former and active state employees, understands …

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Business-backed law would put environmental regulations more firmly in Legislature’s hands

In Gov. Scott Walker’s final weeks in office, the state business lobby is trying to enact measures Republican lawmakers failed to pass previously that would place more authority for environmental protections under direct control of the Legislature.

Critics said new legal standards for certain paperwork could within six months jeopardize programs that enhance fishing, hunting, natural …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Media Statement on AB 1070

Proposed Legislation Will Increase Workload and Costs and Hurt Performance for State Agencies

Madison, WI – Extraordinary Session Bill AB 1070 contains provisions that will significantly constrain the work of executive agencies throughout state government. As an organization comprised of many former and active state employees, Wisconsin’s Green Fire understands that some of these provisions, if …

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