WGF Featured in Interview about Proposed Sandhill Crane Hunting Bill

WI Green Fire, October 26, 2021

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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 topic, but rather presented legislators with key science-based facts regarding sandhill cranes’ biological, ecological, and cultural roles. You can view WGF’s testimony here.

Fred emphasized the increasing concern among Wisconsin citizens regarding the future of conservation governance regarding sandhill cranes and other natural resource decisions, concerns that were frequently voiced during WGF’s recent regional Conservation Socials. “We’re in uncharted territory today with this continuing and escalating controversy with the role of the Natural Resources Board and almost every issue being litigated…I think a lot of people…are concerned that our traditions of solving these issues civilly, and in a way that is constructive and ultimately sustainable is threatened, and will make it impossible for us to manage natural resources the way we have in the last 100 years. Everyone’s concerned about that future.”

Senate Bill 620 passed the Committee with a 3-2 vote, and will continue to a full Senate vote.

View Fred’s interview here.

Any questions should be sent to Fred Clark at fclark@wigreenfire.org.

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