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Organisation Reference Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 
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This information has been taken directly from the Wisconsin DNR Website:

About the DNR

"The Department of Natural Resources is dedicated to the preservation, protection, effective management, and maintenance of Wisconsin's natural resources. It is responsible for implementing the laws of the state and, where applicable, the laws of the federal government that protect and enhance the natural resources of our state. It is the one agency charged with full responsibility for coordinating the many disciplines and programs necessary to provide a clean environment and a full range of outdoor recreational opportunities for Wisconsin citizens and visitors."

"The Wisconsin DNR Central Office is located downtown, near the State Capitol, in Madison, Wisconsin."

Our Mission

"To protect and enhance our natural resources:

our air, land and water;
our wildlife, fish and forests
and the ecosystems that sustain all life.

To provide a healthy, sustainable environment

and a full range of outdoor opportunities.

To ensure the right of all people

to use and enjoy these resources
in their work and leisure.

To work with people

to understand each other's views
and to carry out the public will.

And in this partnership

consider the future
and generations to follow."


"Throughout Wisconsin's history, the well-being of its people has been tied to the well-being of its natural resources. The fresh water, fertile soil, clean air, vast forests, flourishing and abundant wildlife constituted the basis of life, livelihood, and recreation for many generations of native and newly arrived Wisconsinites."

"Recognizing that the valuable natural resources of our state could only be protected and wisely managed through a coordinated effort, the Wisconsin Legislature created the Department of Natural Resources in 1967. In creating the Department, the Legislature brought together closely related traditional conservation functions such as fish, parks, wildlife, and forest management and combined them with newly emerging environmental protection responsibilities such as water pollution control, solid waste management, and air pollution cleanup."

Dates Referenced February 2003
Contact Details Central Office:

101 S Webster St
PO Box 7921
Madison Wisconsin
608-261-4380 (Fax)
608-267-6897 (TTY)

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Specific References (Please note - website addresses change frequently and all references are dated accordingly. If hyperlinks are no longer active, please inform us)

Reference Section of Website Specific Website link
W400.Feb03.cwd1 An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), assessing the environmental impacts of CWD control actions proposed in the CWD rule, has been released by the Department of Natural Resources http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/whealth/issues/cwd/eis.htm
W400.Feb03.CWD2 Chronic Wasting Disease [Index page] http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/whealth/issues/CWD/index.htm
W400.Feb03.CWD3 Statewide CWD surveillance of wild deer http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/surv_effort.pdf
W400.Feb03.CWD4 Understanding Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin http://www.dnr/state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/whealth/issues/cwd/cwdbook.pdf
W440.Feb03.CWD5 2002 Wisconsin Hunting Regulations Related to Chronic Wasting Disease http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/regs/02CWDregs.pdf
W400.24Mar03.CWD1 Chronic Wasting Disease Update (February 2003) http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/CWDUpdate.pdf
W400.26Mar03.CWD1 An Analysis of Risks Associated with the Disposal of Deer from Wisconsin in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills http://www.dnr/state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/whealth/issues/cwd/risk_analysis.pdf
W400.26Mar03.CWD2 Briefing to Sanitary Landfills & Public Sewage Treatment Operations. SUBJECT: Disposal and Landfilling of Deer Carcasses from the CWD Zone http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/briefing.pdf
W400.13Apr03.CWD1 Chronic Wasting Disease and Wisconsin Deer Reference Documents http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/reference.htm
W400.13Apr03.CWD2 Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Frequently Asked Questions http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/CWDfacts.pdf
W400.13Apr03.CWD3 The Ban on Baiting and Feeding in Wisconsin http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/ban.pdf
W400.13Apr03.CWD4 Potential impacts of a baiting prohibition on Wisconsin hunters http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/impacts.pdf
W400.13Apr03.CWD5 Question and Answer Sheet on Wildlife Feeding and Baiting Restrictions. July 3, 2002 http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/baitfeedfaq.pdf
W400.13Apr03.CWD6 Keeping Wisconsin Deer Healthy: Information on Deer Diseases http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/whealth/issues/deerhealth.htm
W400.13Apr03.CWD7 The Food Safety Risk of Venison Products Associated with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Wisconsin Deer http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/me_02.pdf
W400.13Apr03.CWD8 Chronic Wasting Disease and Wisconsin Deer: Reference Maps  http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/maps.htm
W400.13Apr03.CWD9 Emergency rule extension: November 7, 2002 http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/emerexten.pdf
W400.13Apr03.CWD10 Chronic Wasting Disease Management Emergency Rule, June 3, 2002  http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/emerrule.pdf
W400.13Apr03.CWD11 Chronic Wasting Disease Management Questionnaire Results http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/results.pdf
W400.13Apr03.CWD12 Chronic Wasting Disease and Wisconsin Deer CWD News Releases http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/pressrel.htm
W400.13Apr03.CWD13 Chronic Wasting Disease and Wisconsin Deer CWD Test Results

W400.13Apr03.CWD14 Summary of CWD Statewide Surveillance http://prodmtex00.dnr.state.wi.us/pls/inter1/pk_cwd_zonerpt$.startup
W400.13Apr03.CWD15 Chronic Wasting Disease and the Science in support of the Ban on Baiting and Feeding Deer http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/cwdscsu.pdf
W400.29Apr03.CWD1 DNR News Release February 28, 2002 Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in three Wisconsin Deer http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/news/rbnews/2002/022802co.htm
W400.29Apr03.CWD2 DNR News Release May 22, 2002 New test procedure finds four more CWD-positive deer  http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/news/rbnews/2002/020522co.htm
W400.29Apr03.CWD3 DNR News Release August 2, 2002 CWD test results from June landowner hunt http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/news/rbnews/2002/080202co.htm
W400.29Apr03.CWD4 DNR News Release August 30, 2002 CWD test results in from July deer-shooting period for landowners http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/news/rbnews/2002/020830co.htm
W400.29Apr03.CWD5 DNR News Release December 13, 2002 Escaped game farm deer from Walworth County tests positive for chronic wasting disease http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/news/rbnews/2002/121302co.htm


W400.Jan2004.CWD1 Chronic Wasting Disease in Wisconsin and the 2002 Hunting Season: Gun Deer Hunters' First Response.  http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/science/publications/PUB_SS_982_2003.pdf
W400.Jan2004.CWD2 2003 - 2004 Wildlife Baiting and Feeding Regulations  http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/hunt/deer/BaitingRegulations.pdf
W400.Jan2004.CWD3 Current Year Summary of CWD Statewide Surveillance CWD Year 2003 Only. [Data released through 14 January 2004] http://prodmtex00.dnr.state.wi.us/pls/inter1/pk_cwd_zone_cy$.startup
W400.Jan2004.CWD4 CWD in Wisconsin http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/Whealth/issues/Cwd/CWD_Display_2003.pdf
W400.Jan2004.CWD5 External Review of Chronic Wasting Disease Management in Wisconsin. October 10, 2003 http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/wildlife/whealth/issues/cwd/prog_rev.pdf

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