For the City Times
Individuals who wish to play a key role in conservation and habitat management in Wisconsin are reminded to submit feedback regarding draft Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management and Wildlife Action plans before Aug. 30.
In order to remain eligible for funding under two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant programs and provide a framework for comprehensive fish and wildlife conservation and management in the state, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, together with many partners, has drafted updates to the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Plan and the Wildlife Action Plan.
While together these plans make up the department’s vision for the management of Wisconsin’s fish, wildlife and habitat over the next ten years, they are two separate plans with different federal requirements and comment periods.
Comments regarding the draft Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management Plan can be submitted via email to DNRFishWildlifePlan@wisconsin.gov.
Comments regarding the draft Wildlife Action Plan can be submitted via email to DNRWWAP@wisconsin.gov.
In addition to public comment periods for each plan, two additional public participation methods were used to further engage the public and solicit comments as the plans were developed, including a series of eight community meetings and a questionnaire to help identify issues of concern related to fish, wildlife and habitat conservation and management. Feedback received at public meetings and more than 10,000 questionnaire responses played a key role in shaping each draft plan.