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New Wisconsin License Plate Features Bald Eagle

Designation Marks Recovery Of Eagle, Benefits Endangered Resources Fund

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The state of Wisconsin is now taking orders for a license plate with an image of a bald eagle on it.

The state Department of Natural Resources and Department of Transportation have teamed up on the eagle plate to mark the recovery of the bird and to raise $25 per plate for the state’s Endangered Resources Fund.

Diane Visty of the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center praised both the plate and the increase in eagles at an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday in Prairie du Sac.

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“Right now, with climate change and all the concerns about that, it’s great to bring a success story to our public,” she said.

Visty was holding a bald eagle found injured along the Wisconsin River, but now healed, though not eligible to be released back to the wild.

The state will continue to sell an endangered species license plate featuring the gray wolf. DNR officials said plate sales raised $368,000 for natural heritage conservation last year.