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Tundra Swan chicks
Tundra Swan chicks

 

Wisconsin Conservation

Congress

2014 Annual Spring Hearings

4/14/2014 @ 6:30 p.m.

All counties participate

 (see PDFs below)

 

 

 

ALDO LEOPOLD & THE CONSERVATION CONGRESS

 

Aldo Leopold was a key player in the creation of Wisconsin's Conservation Congress.  If Aldo were to look at the ballot questions today, our guess is that he would be greatly disappointed with the current trend of the WCC in wanting to "take" from land & water resources versus "give" or "restore".  We have one night a year where all Wisconsin voices can be heard on many issues regarding all wildlife and natural resource issues in Wisconsin.  In each county  a Spring Hearing is held for all WI residents.   We vote on questions initiated by committees (58 this year), we can introduce resolutions and can vote in 2 new delegates every year.  WE NEED TO VOTE IN CONSERVATION-MINDED DELEGATES.  Consider running as a delegate. Recruit like-minded people within your community to attend, nominate and vote for you!  (see PDF below "WCC delegate criteria) The WCC is an advisory arm to the DNR and the Natural Resources Board.   Wisconsin state law mandates that WCC resolutions must be considered when legislation is being written.  Traditionally, this Congress has been dominated by hunters, trappers and hounders.  

A few highlights of ballot questions this year:

  • #48 - allowing hound hunters to retrieve hound dogs on private property without landowner permission (link to editorial)
  • #45 - eliminate all trapping hour restrictions of wild animals
  • #35 - creating a hunting season on white deer
  • #36 - creating a hunting season on Tundra Swans
  • #31 - increase of trapping by way of cable restraints (foot) on mammals.

Wisconsin is the only state with such an advisory arm to decision makers!!!!!

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Watch and enjoy "GHOSTS OF THE FOREST" video from

Boulder Junction,WI

THIS IS WHY WE NEED "TRUE CONSERVATIONISTS" TO RUN AS DELEGATES ON THE WISCONSIN CONSERVATION CONGRESS. **************************************************************

  • See the attached PDFs (DNR webpage link, Delegate criteria, 2014 questionnaire, Flyer to distribute in your community/work, "Position papers"....everything you need
  • E-Mail us if you have questions and/or need help in moving forward as a delegate

DNR webpage to WCC hearing information 

The Position papers on the Tundra Swan and Albino Deer (PDFs) below can be read outloud to attendees as they go thru each question. 

Bring your talents forward to be a Delegate for your county.
An opportunity to change the current course of conservation in Wisconsin.
WCC delegate criteria.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document [17.6 KB]
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Support the protection of White Albino deer position paper written by the "Protect the White Deer" organization (see website also)
White Albino deer position paper-%22Prot
Adobe Acrobat Document [52.9 KB]
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Tundra Swan Hunt - Madison Audubon Society Position Paper-March 2014
"Wisconsin should not establish a hunting season"
Tundra_Swan_Position_Paper_3-2014 .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document [95.4 KB]
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Fur-bearing animals trapped and killed in Wisconsin 2012-2013(PDF)

349,703 reasons to vote "NO" for question #31, 43 & 45

Standup and refer to this document as these questions are proposed!!!!

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"On being a delegate for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and why you should do the same!!"
Great testimonial by Dane County WCC Delegate, Melissa Smith
Melissa Smith %22On Being a Delegate for
Adobe Acrobat Document [617.5 KB]
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This link is for 2014 questionnaire PDF document only.
2014+Spring+Questionnaire+1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document [1.0 MB]
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Help change the course of Wisconsin's wildlife, water and land. DISTRIBUTE FLYERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND PLACE OF WORK!!!!
WCC Flyer 2014!! .pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document [56.4 KB]
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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to raise awareness of Wisconsin’s wildlife, land and water resources by connecting with like-minded people across our state. Wisconsin's natural resources are held in Public Trust for all to enjoy for generations to come. Coexistence with wildlife should be of the highest priority. We hold Wisconsin hunters and trappers accountable to their promise to “respect our wildlife and maintain a high standard of ethical hunting practices”. Exploitation of Wisconsin's wildlife, land and water is not in the best interests of our fragile ecosystem nor in the best interests of ALL Wisconsin citizens. Only awareness can generate change.

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