Wisconsin fish and wildlife spring hearings going virtual again

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) and Department of Natural Resources invite the public to get involved in April during the annual spring hearing public input opportunity.
The WCC/DNR Spring Hearings focus on natural resource-related questions and proposed rule changes. They will again be held in a virtual format, as they have been since 2020. This year’s online questionnaire will be open from April 10 at noon through April 13 at noon via the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearing webpage at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/wcc/springhearing.
New this year will be open houses in each county to allow the public to ask questions and learn about resource management in their neck of the woods. Open houses will be held from April 3-6. More details will be made available on the DNR's Events Calendar at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/events and Spring Hearing webpage at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/wcc/springhearing as soon as details are finalized.
DNR staff and WCC delegates will be on hand at these open houses to discuss local issues of importance, answer questions from the public and open a dialogue between the public, the DNR and the WCC about areas of interest and concern. 
In addition, the WCC will hold elections for their delegates at each of these open houses. Two of the five WCC seats will be up for election in each county.
The Wisconsin Conservation Congress is the only statutory body in the state where the public elects delegates to advise the Natural Resources Board and the DNR on responsibly managing Wisconsin's natural resources for present and future generations. The Congress accomplishes this through open, impartial, broad-ranged actions. Learn more about the WCC and how to become involved in resource management decisions on the Wisconsin Conservation webpage at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/wcc.

SOURCE: Wisconsin DNR