The sturgeon spear-fishing season in the Lake Winnebago system started over this past weekend. To learn more about this unique Wisconsin tradition, WORT producer Nina Kravinsky spoke with the state Department of Natural Resources’ sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs who oversees hunting of these giant, prehistoric animals.
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd speaks with current Representative and gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs. In his interview, Wachs emphasized the importance of environmental issues to the state of Wisconsin, including hunting rights, CAFOs, water quality, high capacity wells and Foxconn. Other topics discussed include the consequences of Act 10 and educational policy.
Monday host Patty Peltekos talks about all kinds of water resource issues on this edition of a Public Affair. First, she gives an overview of two September 15th public hearings by the DNR: one in Green Bay discussing proposed changes to state law regarding agricultural runoff onto a type of soil called karst; the […]
The Department of Natural Resources will spend $5 million on a now-rented space in Madison and will consolidate operations to test deer for chronic wasting disease. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) degenerates deers’ brains and causes significant weight loss. This terminal disease has affected deer in Wisconsin for over a decade, and although effected populations have […]
On this week’s episode of Earthlinks, host Deb Biechler talks about nature’s most lethal plants and how they affect our environment. To help answer some questions, she speaks with Michael Putnam, a Wisconsin DNR Invasive Plants Environmental Specialist, to help her gain clarity on how powerful these plants are. The main two plants discussed throughout […]
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 […]