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

WI Green Fire, December 18, 2018

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 long history serving on the Natural Resources Board, including serving as a past chair, giving him insight into the breadth and complexity of the DNR’s work. The Natural Resources Board is the policy setting body for the DNR. He was appointed to the Board by Democratic Governor Jim Doyle and re-appointed by Republican Governor Scott Walker, speaking to Mr. Cole’s professionalism and respect by leaders across the political spectrum.

Wisconsin’s Green Fire looks forward to providing information and assistance to the DNR based on our members’ extensive experience and expertise.

Wisconsin’s Green Fire is an independent nonpartisan organization of retired and active natural resource professionals and supporters, whose mission is to promote the use of science in natural resource management decisions.

Contacts:
Tom Hauge, Chair, Wildlife Work Group
608-477-0537
thauge.1953@gmail.com

Jim Perry, Vice President and Communications Committee Co-Chair
920-594-1337
jimperry1948@gmail.com

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