MADISON - On Monday, April 11, there will be 72 public hearings, one in each county starting at 7:00 p.m. where individuals interested in natural resources management have an opportunity to provide their input by non-binding vote and testimony to the Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Board and the Conservation Congress on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to fish and wildlife management in Wisconsin.
The Pierce County meeting will take place at the Ellsworth High School Cafertorium on 323 Hillcrest St.
Pierce County residents also have the option to run for a seat on the Conservation Congress and to elect delegates from their county to represent their county views regarding natural resources on the Conservation Congress. And individuals have the opportunity to bring forth new conservation issues of a statewide nature to the attention of the Conservation Congress through the citizen resolution process.
Go to www.dnr.wi.gov and search for “Spring Hearings” to find additional locations and to review the questions that will be posed to the public. For more information, call Kari Lee-Zimmermann at (608) 266-0580.