New Wildlife Protection Group Draws From Wide Group Of Stakeholders

Partners Include State And Federal Agencies, Education Institutions And Private Groups

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There’s a new organization in Wisconsin dedicated to managing wildlife and protecting its habitat, bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders from around the state.

The Wisconsin Institute for Wildlife is based at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources, with a mission of advancing the sustainable management of wildlife and its habitat through research, education and outreach. The director of the new organization, Scott Hygnstrom, said his steering committee represents a diverse group of people from around the state, including UW Extension wildlife experts.

“From Extension, from our Woodland Owners Association, from agriculture, from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, you know, a wide range of groups are represented in this steering committee,” he said.

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Hygnstrom said the Wisconsin Institute for Wildlife will be conducting workshops and outreach sessions to further its mission.