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DNR seeking public comment on statewide fish passage guidance

Contact(s): Jean Romback-Bartels, Secretary's Director, Northeast Region, 920-662-5114
April 30, 2019

MADISON -The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released for public review and comment a draft fish passage guidance that sets forth the department wide procedures for decisions related to fish passage at dams in Wisconsin and is applicable to all department divisions and programs.

The draft guidance is be available for public comment from April 30, 2019 for 21 days, through May 20, 2019. The department developed the guidance based on the agency's Strategic Analysis of Fish Passage in Wisconsin in 2018. The guidance also outlines the communication pathways, integrated internal evaluation and decision-making procedures for fish passage projects.

"We hope citizens, local municipalities, tribes, partner agencies and businesses that have an interest in how the department evaluates and makes decisions related to fish passage will review and provide their input on this important guidance document," said DNR Northeast Regional Secretary's Director Jean Romback-Bartels, who led a multi-disciplinary work group that created the strategic analysis and assisted with developed of the draft guidance.

Written comments may be submitted to Jean Romback-Bartels. For more information about fish passages, please visit the DNR's website at and search "fish passage."

Last Revised: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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