Every county in Wisconsin elects five citizens to the Conservation Congress, which advises the DNR on how to manage public lands. Dane County has just elected Melissa Smith.
Each month the Monday Buzz hears the latest from muckrakers at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Kate Golden and Madeleine Behr joined us on June 1st to share stories of the troubling decline of walleye in the region and the extent of the WEDC’s impact in the northern part of the state.
MADISON (WORT) — A new study by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources found that a deadly fungal disease has rapidly spread in bats across the state. And, while they can’t send up an actual bat signal to announce their distress, scientists are studying them in hopes of coming to the rescue. Molly Stentz has the story.
MADISON (WORT) — To the beat of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby, In Our Backyard host Vickie Eiden successfully raps, live on-the-air, an important safety message about ice conditions from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
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 […]
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.