WGF Work Product (public comments, testimony, press)

WGF and Partners Submit Joint Statement on Flambeau Mine Closure

Ariel view of the Flambeau Mine in Lady Smith when it was in operation.

On Friday, July 1st Wisconsin’s Green Fire, River Alliance of Wisconsin, and Sierra Club – WI Chapter submitted a joint statement on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (WDNR) proposed completion of a portion of the Flambeau mine site south of Ladysmith, WI. The statement outlines …

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WGF Members Submit Comments for June Natural Resources Board Meeting

Members of Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s Wildlife Work Group and Public Lands and Forestry Work Groups have submitted comments to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board for consideration during their upcoming June 22nd meeting. These comments cover three agenda items, voicing approval of the 2022-2032 Wisconsin Greater Prairie Chicken (GRPC) Management Plan and the …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Thanks Governor Evers for Protecting Public Trust Doctrine

Rhinelander, WI – Wisconsin’s Green Fire thanks Governor Tony Evers for vetoing legislation that would allow private development on the beds of lakes and rivers without proper consideration of the public’s ownership and rights in Wisconsin’s waters. Wisconsin’s Public Trust Doctrine, which is embodied in our State Constitution, holds those lakebeds and riverbeds in trust …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Joins Partners in Support of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA)

Wisconsin native species at risk. Credit: Wisconsin DNR

The Wisconsin Coalition for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, made of over 30 Wisconsin-based conservation organizations including Wisconsin’s Green Fire, has signed a letter supporting the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) as it moves to a floor vote …

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WGF Members Author Sustainable Food Systems Paper

Agriculture uses more land and water than any other human activity, and our consumption demands continue to grow even as our resource base shrinks. A highly industrialized U.S. food system produces lots of food at seemingly low per unit cost. But our current system is taking a heavy toll on farmers and the environment, and …

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WGF and Partners Submit Letter to CEQ on Enbridge Line 5 Environmental Impact Review

Timber mat and construction equipment

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) works to ensure consistent application of federal administration environmental policies and priorities across federal agencies. In its hiring announcement for the current chair of the CEQ, Brenda Mallory, the Biden Administration cited climate change and environmental justice (EJ) as two top priorities for the …

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WGF Featured in Interview about Proposed Sandhill Crane Hunting Bill

Wisconsin’s Green Fire’s Executive Director Fred Clark was recently interviewed by WUWM about WGF’s testimony on a proposed sandhill crane hunting bill in Wisconsin, presented to the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Small Business, and Rural Issues last week. Fred emphasized that WGF did not take a formal stance on the …

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WGF Provides Testimony on Sandhill Crane Hunting Bill, Senate Bill 620

Wisconsin’s Green Fire will provide testimony at a public hearing on Tuesday, October 19th about Senate Bill 620, a recent bill regarding hunting sandhill cranes in Wisconsin. WGF members Dr. Robert Rolley, Dr. Stanley Temple, and Tom Hauge contributed to this testimony that encourages consideration of the …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Releases Statement on August 11, 2021 Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Action on Fall Wolf Hunt Quota

On August 11, 2021, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) voted 5-2 to establish a quota of 300 wolves for the fall 2021 wolf hunt.

The removal of 300 wolves again this fall, on top of the removal of at least 218 wolves during the three-day February wolf hunt, could result in a population of as …

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