WGF Work Product (public comments, testimony, press)

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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Wisconsin’s Green Fire and Partners Call for Removal of Natural Resources Board Chair

July 23, 2021

 

WGF and partners released a statement this week calling on Attorney General Josh Kaul to remove Frederick Prehn from the NRB. View the statement here:

WGF and Partners Call for Removal of NRB Chair

 

Contact:  Wisconsin’s Green Fire Executive Director, Fred Clark

fclark@wigreenfire.org

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Statement on Natural Resources Board Service of Dr. Frederick Prehn

June 23rd, 2021

 

Wisconsin’s Green Fire Statement on Natural Resources Board Service of Dr. Frederick Prehn

 

Since his appointment in 2015 Dr. Prehn has served the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board with commitment and distinction, and he has provided strong leadership for the Department of Natural Resources and its many stakeholders.

However, as documented in his original …

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Provides Written Testimony on Wolf Management

On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 10 AM there was an in-person joint informational hearing with the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Small Business and Rural Issues, and Assembly Committee on Sporting Heritage. This hearing was convened to discuss the process of reinstating the wolf harvesting season in 2021. Wisconsin’s Green Fire has been following this issue closely and has provided written testimony to the committees that reflect our recommendations recently published Opportunities Now paper on wolves.

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Wisconsin’s Green Fire Calls for Increased Scrutiny of Metallic Mining Rules

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

Wisconsin’s Green Fire, along with 9 other environmental groups, submitted comments to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), urging the Department to modify draft rules related to sulfide metallic mining. A 2017 bill passed by the state legislature made wholesale changes to mining laws and prompted the current agency rulemaking process. While the 2017 …

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WGF Supports Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund Reauthorization

Lake

In August, representatives from Wisconsin’s Green Fire were able to speak with Governor Evers and Lt. Governer Barns about the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund and provide a letter to address identify additional program needs and offer up suggestions on framing the case for continued funding of this important conservation program.

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Enbridge Line 5 Oil Pipeline Relocation – Wisconsin’s Green Fire Analysis of Waterway and Wetland Permit Application

Timber mat and construction equipment

On July 1st, 2020 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held a public hearing on a Waterway and Wetland Permit Application from Enbridge Energy for their proposed re-route of portions of their Line 5 oil pipeline which currently runs through the Bad River Indian Reservation in Ashland and Iron Counties.  Wisconsin’s Green Fire (WGF) has …

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Oil Pipeline Guides: Impacts to Tribal Rights and Resources and Guide for Local Governments

Impacts to Tribal Rights and Resources from Oil Pipeline Construction in Wisconsin is a 2 – page guide developed by Wisconsin’s Green Fire and Midwest Environmental Advocates. Tribal nations and members in Wisconsin have rights and concerns distinct from non-tribal people. A Guide to Local Government Regulation describes actions local governments can and cannot take in response to oil pipelines in their communities.

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