Lee Fahrney, WCC Outreach & Public Relations Officer, and Kari Lee-Zimmerman, the DNR liaison to the WCC, join Patty on A Public Affair to discuss the upcoming Wisconsin Conservation Congress hearings. This year, the hearings will be held Monday, April 10th. The Wisconsin Conservation Congress missions states it is “the only statutory body in the state […]
The “Wisconsin Natural Resources” magazine has been published by the Department of Natural Resources for almost a century, and is funded without tax money. However, Governor Walker has proposed cutting the magazine to “narrow” the DNR’s focus. Former editor Natasha Kassulke joins Tony to discuss the goals of the magazine and the editorial constraints she […]
Ever since taking office five years ago, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has made it a priority to reform the state Department of Natural Resources. From his appointment of long-time DNR critic Cathy Stepp as department head, to steep budget cuts to science services staff, the Governor has sought to remake the nearly 100-year old agency […]
Does the DNR have the authority to limit the number of CAFOs in the state? How do you evaluate how the water needs of a CAFO might impact the water supplies for the surrounding areas? Today Patty Peltekos talks with Tom Bauman, Water Supply Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Bauman specializes in […]
Wisconsin DNR’s cooperation with “open record” information requests has been abysmal, according to Tressie Kamp and Kellan Mclemore, staff attorneys from the Midwest Environmental Advocates. Recent requests have taken longer than 5-7 months, and, as a result, the organization is taking the DNR, and the state attorney, to court.
On Monday, five Kewaunee County petitioners filed an appeal of the DNR’s decision to permit Kinnard Farms to operate without a limit on the number of animals in the facility or a requirement to monitor the conditions of groundwater. Stacy Harbaugh, of Midwest Environmental Advocates, joins Jan Miyasaki to talk about the challenge to the […]