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Evers Appoints Former Legislator To DNR Board

Fred Clark Was Appointed To Board Last Week

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Melissa Ingells/WPR

Gov. Tony Evers has quietly appointed a former legislator to the state Department of Natural Resources board.

Fred Prehn, the board’s chairman, introduced Fred Clark as a board member at the board’s meeting Tuesday morning. He replaces Preston Cole, whom Evers appointed as DNR secretary in December.

Laurie Ross, the DNR’s board liaison, said Evers appointed Clark late Friday.

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Clark, a Democrat, represented Sauk and Columbia counties in the state Assembly from 2009 until 2015. He currently serves as executive director of conservation group Wisconsin’s Green Fire. He also has worked as a forest ecologist for The Nature Conservancy and as a DNR forester.