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Contact information
For information on wildlife rehabilitation, contact:
Tami Ryan
Wildlife health section chief
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-266-3143

Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Council

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Council (WRAC) is a body appointed by the Secretary to advise the DNR on wildlife rehabilitation program development, regulations, research and education, as well as captive wildlife topics. The purpose/goals of the council are to:

  • advise the department on matters pertaining to wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife health and captive wildlife, as needed;
  • help the department define public outreach and continuing education on wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife health and captive wildlife topics; and
  • assist the department with facility inspections required as part of the wildlife rehabilitation license.

Related documents

Regulations

Captive wildlife regulations are found in State stat. CH 169 [PDF] and Administrative Code s. NR 16 [PDF] and wildlife rehabilitation regulations are found in Administrative Code s. NR 19 [PDF].

Meetings

The next meeting date will be announced when known.

Past meeting agendas

Regular voting members

WRAC position Member information Affiliation
Licensed rehabilitator (facility) DNR Southern District Ms. Lisa Rowe
262-965-3090
email
Wildlife in Need Center, Oconomowoc
Licensed rehabilitator (home-based) DNR Southern District Ms. Cheryl Diehl
262-628-3108
email
Hubertus
Licensed rehabilitator (facility) DNR Northeast District Ms. Rebekah Weiss
920-716-2790
email
Aves Wildlife Alliance, Neenah
Licensed rehabilitator (home-based) DNR Northeast District Ms. Susan Theys
920-732-3918
email
Wildlife of Wisconsin, Cato
Licensed rehabilitator (facility) DNR Northern District Ms. Marge Gibson
715-623-4015
email
Raptor Education Group Inc., Antigo
Licensed rehabilitator (home-based) DNR Northern District Vacant
Licensed rehabilitator (facility) DNR West Central District Ms. Yvonne Wallace Blane (special appointment) Chair
262-248-5055
email
Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital, Lake Geneva
Licensed rehabilitator (home-based) DNR West Central District Vacant
Rehabilitation facility representative Ms. Brooke Lewis (special appointment)
608-838-0413 ext. 192
email
Dane County Humane Society's Four Lakes Wildlife Center, Madison
Rehabilitation facility representative Ms. Geri Miller
414-975-0917
email
Northwoods Wildlife Center, Minocqua
Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitation Association Ms. Lori Bankson (secretary)
920-391-3683
email
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Amanda Falch, Vice Chair
608-836-8561
email
Middleton Veterinary Hospital, Middleton
UW System Vacant
Conservation Congress Wildlife Health Committee representative Mr. Larry Gohlke
920-765-0211
email
Neshkoro
Humane Officer Ms. Kathy KasaKaitas
608-781-4014
email
Coulee Region Humane Society, Onalaska
Captive cervid industry representative Vacant
Captive wildlife industry representative Ms. Diane Visty-Hebbert
414-352-2880 ext. 158
email
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Milwaukee
Ex Officio Members, non-voting
DNR Wildlife Health Section Chief
Ms. Tami Ryan
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-3143
608-267-7857 (fax)
email
DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management
Second representative
Carissa Freeh
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-767-2090
email
DNR Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation
Ms. Heather Kaarakka
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-2576
email
DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement
Mr. Pete Dunn
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-245-2318
email
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Mr. Rick Rottman
5600 American Blvd. West
Bloomington, MN 55437
is 612-713-5449
email
Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Dr. Yvonne Bellay
2811 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53708
608-224-4888
608-224-4871 (fax)
email
Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Captive Cervid Program
Dr. Amy Horn-Delzer
2811 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53708
608-224-4886
608-224-4871 (fax)
email
Last revised: Thursday December 15 2016