CNOW for Jan. 24 2024
Today's conservation notices:
- Oppose AB 137 & SB 139: Setting an Arbitrary Wolf Population Goal in Statute
- Support AB 222: Improving Flood Resilience
- Support AB 270: Best Practices for Hunter Safety
Oppose AB 137 & SB 139: Setting an Arbitrary Wolf Population Goal in Statute
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to oppose AB 137 & SB 139, which are before the Assembly on Thursday.
The main goal of wolf management in Wisconsin should be to move towards an outcome-based management plan where there is a healthy wolf population, while minimizing depredations. The DNR has engaged in a multi-year, diverse stakeholder process that brought together hunters, farmers, conservationists, and tribal governments to develop such a plan. AB 137 & SB 139 work against this goal by requiring the DNR to establish a numeric statewide wolf population goal in statute. This undermines the ability of the DNR to balance multiple goals and respond to the changing populations.Support AB 222 & SB 222: Improving Flood Resilience
Support AB 222 & SB 222: Improving Flood Resilience
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support AB 222 & SB 222, which are before the Assembly on Thursday.
Wisconsin communities need more resources to help prepare for and reduce the serious risks associated with increased flooding. SB 222 & AB 222 would create a flood resilience grant program to help local governments assess flood risks and implement flood resilience projects.
Support AB 270: Best Practices for Hunter Safety
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support AB 270, which is before the Assembly on Thursday.
Comprehensive hunter education programs ensure that every Wisconsinite has access to the same information about hunter safety and ethics-related responsibilities. AB 270 would require the DNR to offer in-person field training for Wisconsinites under 18 who wish to receive their hunter education certification. This is an important addition to current requirements, and will help ensure every hunter is proficient in safety and ethics practices critical to maintaining our sporting heritage.
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