The Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) is very disappointed after learning that the statewide quota would be set at 130 wolves for the fall season. Following input from citizens, the WCC testified at the August Natural Resources Board meeting in favor of a higher quota.
“The wolf season has become a political flashpoint and it is disheartening,” stated Tony Blattler, WCC Chair. “From the WCC’s perspective, we’d like to see the wolf quota increased for the fall season, but the larger concern may be the divisiveness we’ve seen in recent months within the conservation community. I hope that moving forward, all of the stakeholders can once again work together in a productive manner to further conservation and the appropriate management of our natural resources in Wisconsin. Otherwise it will be not only the sportsmen and women who will lose out in the end, but the resources themselves.”
As established by Wisconsin State Statutes, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress is officially recognized as the only natural resources advisory body in the state where citizens elect delegates to represent their interests on natural resources issues on a local and statewide level to the Natural Resources Board and the Department of Natural Resources. Their mission is to represent the citizens of Wisconsin by working with the Natural Resources Board and the Department of Natural Resources to effectively manage Wisconsin’s greatest asset, our abundant natural resources, for present and future generations to enjoy.