Potential change for the handling of rare species, Rural homelessness

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A green tent covers a bed and an ice chest.
A man’s tent in Reindahl Park houses his bed and belongings Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

A conservation biologist discusses potential changes to how Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources handles threatened or endangered species. Two experts detail the challenges people facing homelessness experience and the resources available to help.

Featured in this Show

  • State rule change proposed for handling rare animal, plant species

    When a threatened or endangered species is found at a location eyed for development, there are rules removing them. A conservation biologist from the Department of Natural Resources explains a proposal to streamline the process by issuing blanket permits for “incidental takings.”

  • Addressing Wisconsin's problem with rural homelessness

    People experiencing homelessness in rural parts of Wisconsin are subject to similar – and different – challenges than those in larger urban areas. We talk about those challenges and the help that’s available.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Rori Paloski Guest
  • Brad Paul Guest
  • Michael Hall Guest
  • Lee Rayburn Interviewer