On November 30, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bear Advisory Committee met. The committee consists of DNR staff along with representatives from external agencies, conservation and agricultural stakeholder groups and Ojibwe tribal representation and discuss issues relating to bear management in Wisconsin. Topics at this meeting include a review of the bear management […]
On November 29, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted a virtual media briefing on the gun deer hunting season. The department will provide preliminary harvest totals and license sales, season updates and safety reminders. The season concluded Nov. 27. Speakers: Eric Lobner – DNR Wildlife Management Bureau Director Jeff Pritzl – DNR […]
On November 22, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted a virtual media briefing on the opening weekend of the gun deer hunting season. The department provided preliminary harvest totals and license sales, season updates and safety reminders. The season runs through Nov. 27. Speakers: Jeff Pritzl – DNR Deer Program Specialist Major […]
On November 16, 2022, Dane County Circuit Court heard oral arguments on Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc. vs. Frederick Prehn et al. Case Number 2021CV002526. Presiding Judge Everett Mitchell.
On October 21, 2022, the PFAS Technical Group met. The director of the University of Rhode Island’s Superfund Research Center will present the concept of “essential use” of PFAS and how it can be used to determine the feasibility of elimination or substitution of PFAS in various product categories.
On October 18, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted a media briefing to provide information about a new interactive PFAS data tool. The PFAS Interactive Data Viewer was recommended by the Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) in the PFAS Action Plan. Speakers include: Mimi Johnson – DNR Director, Office of Emerging Contaminants Kyle […]
On October 13, 2022, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin held the third in-person workshop to facilitate further information sharing and discussion on metric development for priority outcomes, informed by comments received and the input provided at previous workshops. Agenda: Workshop Overview and Recap of Performance-Based Regulation Concepts Review of Metric Design Principles Energy Efficiency […]
On October 11, 2022, Rep. Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) and Wisconsin leaders on climate held a news conference on the historic climate and jobs legislation. Speakers: State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski Minority Leader Rep. Greta Neubauer Rep. Francesca Hong Francisco Sayu, Director of Emerging Technology at RENEW Wisconsin
Wisconsin Counties Association 2022 Annual Conference Day 1: Addressing Challenges in County Zoning with Renewable Energy
On September 19, 2022, Wisconsin Counties Association hosted their 2022 Annual Conference – Day 1. This breakout session explores solutions on how counties can best generate an environment that encourages the development of renewable energy resources. It also explores how counties can overcome challenges when it comes to the topic of renewables. Speakers include: Scott Coenen, […]
Wisconsin Counties Association 2022 Annual Conference Day 1: Latest Efforts to Address PFAS Water Contamination
On September 19, 2022, Wisconsin Counties Association hosted their 2022 Annual Conference – Day 1. This segment features a workshop on “Latest Efforts to Address PFAS Water Contamination.” PFAS are not only the “forever” chemical, but they are also the “everywhere in our lives” chemical. For more than eight decades, consumers have enjoyed the properties of PFAS in […]
On August 19, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted a PFAS External Advisory Group meeting. Agenda items include information on and updates to ongoing PFAS initiatives such as fish consumption advisories, voluntary municipal drinking water system sampling, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding opportunities for communities and the Green Tier program. Agenda PFAS Technical […]