Natural resources law violation hotline.
Placement of wind turbines.
Environmental impact statement.
Construction and service contracts.
Environmental consulting costs for federal licensing of power projects.
Programs at the Horicon Marsh education and visitor center.
Entities qualified to evaluate the safety of sport shooting ranges.
Nondisclosure of certain personal information.
Forms of proof; electronic retrieval of information; reprints.
Credit card use charges.
Procedure in forfeiture actions.
Words and phrases defined.
Two forms of action.
Complaint and summons forms.
Arrest with a warrant.
Arrest without a warrant.
Temporary questioning without arrest.
Search during temporary questioning.
Search incident to the issuance of a lawfully issued citation.
Search and seizure; when authorized.
Issuance of a citation.
Officer's action after issuance of citation.
Deposit after release.
Issuance of complaint and summons.
Deposit and stipulation of no contest.
Not guilty plea; immediate trial.
Proceedings in court.
Nonpayment of judgments.
Judgment against a corporation or municipality.
Effect of plea of no contest.
Forfeitures, costs, fees, and surcharges collected; to whom paid.
Statement to county board; payment to state.
Parties to a violation.
Ch. 23 Cross-reference
See definitions in s. 24.01
The purpose of this section is to provide an adequate and flexible system for the protection, development and use of forests, fish and game, lakes, streams, plant life, flowers and other outdoor resources in this state.
(2) Departmental rules; studies; surveys; services; powers; long-range planning.
The department may promulgate such rules, inaugurate such studies, investigations and surveys, and establish such services as it deems necessary to carry out the provisions and purposes of this section. The department shall establish long-range plans, projects and priorities for conservation. The department may:
Designate such localities as it shall find to be reasonably necessary to secure perpetuation of any species of game or bird, and the maintenance of an adequate supply thereof, as game or bird refuges for the purpose of providing safe retreats in which game or birds may rest and replenish adjacent hunting grounds.
Designate such localities as it shall find to be reasonably necessary to secure the perpetuation of any species of fish and the maintenance of an adequate supply thereof, as fish refuges, for the purpose of providing safe retreats in which fish may breed and replenish adjacent fishing waters.
See also ch. NR 26
, Wis. adm. code.
Acquire by purchase, lease or agreement, and receive by gifts or devise, lands or waters suitable for the purposes enumerated in this paragraph, and maintain such lands and waters for such purposes; and, except for the purpose specified under subd. 12.
, may condemn lands or waters suitable for such purposes after obtaining approval of the appropriate standing committees of each house of the legislature as determined by the presiding officer thereof:
For state parks for the purpose of preserving scenic or historical values or natural wonders.
For public shooting, trapping or fishing grounds or waters for the purpose of providing areas in which any citizen may hunt, trap or fish.
For preservation of any endangered species or threatened species under s. 29.604
For state natural areas as authorized under s. 23.27 (4)
and for state natural areas as authorized under s. 23.27 (5)
except that land may not be acquired through condemnation under the authority of s. 23.27 (5)
For any other purpose for which gift lands are suitable, as determined by the department.
Extend and consolidate lands or waters suitable for the above purposes by exchange of other lands or waters under its supervision.
Propagation of fish.
Subject to s. 95.60
, capture, propagate, transport, sell or exchange any species of fish needed for stocking or restocking any waters of the state.
Establish and maintain an efficient fire fighting system for the protection of forests.
Enter into cooperative agreements with persons or governmental agencies for purposes consistent with the purposes and provisions of this section, including agreements with the highway authorities with regard to planting trees or other vegetation in or along highways, or furnishing stock for such planting.
Regulate camp fires and smoking in the woods at such times and in such designated localities, as it may find reasonably necessary to reduce the danger of destructive forest fires.
Regulate the burning of rubbish, slashings and marshes or other areas as it may find reasonably necessary to reduce the danger of destructive fires.
Conduct research to improve management of natural resources, disseminate information to the residents of Wisconsin on natural resources matters and receive funds from any public or private source for research projects.
Develop an information system to acquire, integrate and disseminate information concerning inventories and data on aquatic and terrestrial natural resources.
Develop a program for classifying streams by use and to make recommendations to municipalities and other state agencies for protection and development of recreational waters.
Donation of facilities, accept.
Accept donations of buildings, facilities and structures constructed upon lands owned by this state and under the jurisdiction of the department. The donor of such buildings, facilities and structures may contract for this construction according to plans and specifications provided by the department or may enter into a contract for professional architectural and engineering services to develop plans and specifications of such buildings, facilities and structures and contract for the construction of same. Upon the completion of construction satisfactory to the department, title of such buildings, facilities and structures shall vest in the state of Wisconsin. No person shall construct any building, facility or structure under this paragraph without the prior approval of the department regarding plans and specifications, materials, suitability, design, capacity or location. The plans and specifications for any building, structure or facility donated under this paragraph shall also be subject to the approval of the building commission.
Gifts and grants.
Accept and administer any gifts, grants, bequests and devises, including funds made available to the department by the federal government under any act of congress relating to any of the functions of the department. All funds included in such gifts, grants, bequests and devises received or expected to be received by the department in a biennium shall be included in the statement of its actual and estimated receipts and disbursements for such biennium required to be contained in the biennial state budget report under s. 16.46
, and shall be deemed to be and treated the same as other actual and estimated receipts and disbursements of the department. The department may acknowledge the receipt of any funding from a particular person or group in any department pamphlet, bulletin or other publication.
See also ch. NR 15
and s. NR 1.98
, Wis. adm. code.
Require any person to provide the department with disease sample tissue or disease sample data derived from a wild animal, as defined in s. 29.001 (90)
, if the department decides that the tissue or data is needed to determine the existence or extent of a disease in wild animals in this state.
(2dm) Land acquisition; priorities.
In expending moneys from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz)
to acquire lands under sub. (2) (d)
, the department shall establish a higher priority for the acquisition of lands within the boundaries of projects established on or before January 1, 1988.