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Will New Overseers Change DNR Policies?

Will New Overseers Change DNR Policies?

As Evers appointees replace Walker holdovers on Natural Resources Board, environmental groups hope for changes.

Southwestern Wisconsin Farmer Appointed To DNR Board

Southwestern Wisconsin Farmer Appointed To DNR Board

Gov. Evers appoints Paul Buhr to replace Walker-appointee William Bruins.

Conservation Groups Cite Damage From Prehn’s Time on Natural Resources Board

Conservation Groups Cite Damage From Prehn’s Time on Natural Resources Board

Serving beyond his term limits and favoring lobbyists and PFAS polluter, critics charge.

Evers’ Technical College Board Appointees Will Finally Serve

Evers’ Technical College Board Appointees Will Finally Serve

Three Walker board appointees will step down 20 months after their terms expired.

After 4 Years, 180 Appointees by Gov. Evers Haven’t Been Confirmed

After 4 Years, 180 Appointees by Gov. Evers Haven’t Been Confirmed

Republican Senate leaves them in limbo. 'Tell me what I need to do,' Ever says.

Embattled Former DNR Board Chair Resigns, Ending Saga

Embattled Former DNR Board Chair Resigns, Ending Saga

Prehn, whose appointment had expired, was able to stay on because Republicans wouldn't confirm his replacement.

DNR Secretary Preston Cole Retiring

DNR Secretary Preston Cole Retiring

Cole rose through ranks of Milwaukee's Department of Public Works before taking state job.

Did Fred Prehn Flout Open Records Law?

Did Fred Prehn Flout Open Records Law?

Judge hears arguments whether Natural Resources Board member who refused to resign withheld records.

What Will Happen to Evers’ Appointees?

What Will Happen to Evers’ Appointees?

After four years, a long list of his appointees to head departments, serve on state boards still haven't been approved by GOP Senate.

Republican-Controlled Legislature Has Hindered Environmental Protection

Republican-Controlled Legislature Has Hindered Environmental Protection

Conservation group releases report claims politics have trumped environment since 2011.

After Texts Released, DNR Board Member Publicly Calls For Prehn To Resign

After Texts Released, DNR Board Member Publicly Calls For Prehn To Resign

Walker appointee with expired term has refused to leave board, which texts reveal is politically motivated.

State Supreme Court Says Natural Resources Board Member Can Stay

State Supreme Court Says Natural Resources Board Member Can Stay

Legislature won't okay Evers appointee to replace Fred Prehn so Prehn won’t step down.

State Supreme Court Hears Natural Resources Board Case

State Supreme Court Hears Natural Resources Board Case

Former chair Fred Prehn refuses to vacate his seat on the board.

Environmental Group Sues Natural Resources Board Chair for Records

Environmental Group Sues Natural Resources Board Chair for Records

Chair Fred Prehn refused to step down from board after Gov. Evers appointed a successor.

The State of Politics: Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol
The State of Politics

Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol

Walker's legacy is found in bitter partisanship, limits on the governor's power and appointee's that won't leave office.

DNR Sets 130-Wolf Quota for Fall Hunt

DNR Sets 130-Wolf Quota for Fall Hunt

Department rejects 300-wolf quota set by the Natural Resources Board.

Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

Animal rights groups argue state law mandating a hunt is unconstitutional.

Prehn Worked With Republicans To Keep Expired Seat

Prehn Worked With Republicans To Keep Expired Seat

Emails show Natural Resources Board chair strategized with legislators, lobbyist.

GOP Legislators Want to Hire More Private Attorneys

GOP Legislators Want to Hire More Private Attorneys

Fighting to retain Walker appointee as Natural Resources Board chair after his term expired.

Kaul Lawsuit Seeks to Force Walker Appointee Off DNR Board

Kaul Lawsuit Seeks to Force Walker Appointee Off DNR Board

Fred Prehn’s six-year term expired May 1. AG argues governor can remove him.

Natural Resources Board Doubles Recommended Wolf Kill Quota

Natural Resources Board Doubles Recommended Wolf Kill Quota

DNR recommended 130 wolves for fall hunt, board approved 300.

Will Kaul Remove Natural Resources Board Chair?

Will Kaul Remove Natural Resources Board Chair?

Environmental groups push him to act. AG says law will guide his decision.

Gray Wolf Advocates Want Natural Resources Chair Gone

Gray Wolf Advocates Want Natural Resources Chair Gone

Chair of Natural Resources Board refuses to vacate seat after term expired. Board taking up wolf hunting policy.

Evers Appoints New Natural Resources Board Members, But Chair Won’t Leave

Evers Appoints New Natural Resources Board Members, But Chair Won’t Leave

The current chair won't leave until the Senate confirms his replacement, already appointed by the governor.