Wisconsin forest preservation, Good Samaritan law

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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. Liz Dohms-Harter/WPR

A WPR reporter updates on different tree and forest preservation stories across the state. Then, a doctor helps us better understand the state’s Good Samaritan laws in the opioid epidemic.

Featured in this Show

  • Tree planting update, new data on old growth forests, and more Wisconsin forestry news

    Environmental advocates are calling for more logging restrictions in the state after the federal government released a new inventory of old growth forests. We talk with a WPR reporter about that story. Plus, an update on the state’s tree planting goal and a snag in a large conservation effort.

  • Should Wisconsin's Good Samaritan law be strengthened?

    Advocates and addiction medicine professionals say strengthening Wisconsin’s Good Samaritan law could save lives in the fight against the opioid epidemic. We talk to a Wisconsin doctor about what the law does and doesn’t do, and changes she thinks would make it more effective.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar Guest

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