Saturday in Whitewater will be snowy with a high of 20. Sunrise is 7:12 AM and sunset 5:03 PM for 9h 50m 47s of daytime. The moon is in its first quarter with 49.62% of its visible disk illuminated.
Deneen Smith reports Public listening session set for Wisconsin’s wolf management plan (‘Wisconsin DNR plan would split state into wolf management zones’):
The public will get a chance to weigh in on the draft of a new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wolf Management Plan at an online listening session Feb 7.
The DNR released the draft plan in November. It shifts away from maintaining a statewide wolf population goal in favor of managing animals locally within the state’s six wolf hunting zones.
Members of the public have been able to comment on the plan in writing since its release, and the comment period had already been extended once. But the virtual listening session gives people a chance to speak directly to agency leaders.
“This listening session is an additional opportunity for anyone interested to provide input on the proposed plan while the public review and comment period remains open until Feb. 28,” the DNR stated.
Those who wish to speak at the listening session must register by Feb. 6. At the session, DNR staff will give a brief overview of the plan, and the public comment period will immediately follow. Comments will be limited to two minutes each. DNR staff will not be taking questions during the event, according to the agency.
The session can be viewed online on the DNR’s YouTube channel.