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Wisconsin's annual Spring Hearings will be held on Monday, April 11.  Public Hearings will be held in every county of the state starting at 7:00 pm.  This is your chance to weigh in on Wildlife and Fishery rule changes and advisory questions. Find your Hearing Location HERE.   We are particularily [ READ MORE... ]
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Senate Bill 239 / Assembly Bill 874 allows high capacity wells to be rebuilt, moved, repaired, and transferred without any review.  Effectively, the bill allows that permits issues to high capacity wells are PERMANENT.   Wisconsin Trout Unlimited is strongly opposed to permanent high capacity well [ READ MORE... ]
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HELP US PASS THE RAILROAD CROSSING BILL (SB 734 / AB 876).   The Railroad Crossing Bill would allow hunters and anglers to cross a railroad track that divides two pieces of public lands.  This bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety... but left off the agenda [ READ MORE... ]
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Senate Bill 239 / Assembly Bill 874 allows high capacity wells to be rebuilt, moved, repaired, and transferred without any review.  Effectively, the bill allows that permits issues to high capacity wells are PERMANENT.   Wisconsin Trout Unlimted is strongly opposed to permanent high capacity well [ READ MORE... ]
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Public Hearing Wed. Feb. 10.  11:01 am North Hearing Room (2nd floor North)      AB: 874 - Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau     Current law requires a person to obtain approval from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) before constructing or operating a high capacity well,which is [ READ MORE... ]
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AB 640 - Fish Farm Bill - PUBLIC HEARINGTues. Feb. 2, 201611:01 am State Capitol room 328 NorthwestAssembly Committee on Environment and Forestryhttps://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2…/committees/assembly/1403 Please note that 2 amendments to the original bill have been proposed. We encourage folks to [ READ MORE... ]
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As many have seen, there has been one amendment already made to the fish farming bill (SB 493 / AB 640), which works to address some of Trout Unlimited's concerns with the bill.  The amendment works to significantly limit dam minimum flow issues, and removes that portion of the bill which re- [ READ MORE... ]
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Earlier this week, a Senate Bill (SB 493) was introduced by Senators Thomas Tiffany and Richard Gudex.  SB 493 would greatly expand the ability to use natural water bodies for fish farming operations.   SB 493 was introduced on January 4, 2016, and was the subject of a public hearing just 24 hours [ READ MORE... ]
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A message from Linn Beck, WITU Council Chair:   Dear Friend of Wisconsin TU,   Thank all of you for contacting all of the DNR representatives and expressing your concerns on the properties that were proposed to be coming up for sale by the state. The review process on these properties will be [ READ MORE... ]
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Angler Science + STREAM Education... you might be thinking, huh? Well, hang on. We suspect you may well know these two TU programs, and perhaps you have engaged with one or both of them locally. And, we're really interested to learn from you if you do!So, what is ANGLER SCIENCE? In essence it [ READ MORE... ]
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