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potential wetlands on your property to help understand the ecological value of your property and to help design projects.
wetlands through land use planning, acquisition and wetland protection laws.
wetlands to improve wetland health and function and by re-establishing destroyed wetlands.
wetland losses through restoration, enhancement and establishment.

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Contact information
For information on the Wetland Study Council, contact:
Amanda Minks
DNR Waterway and Wetland Program

Wisconsin Wetland Study Council

2017 Wisconsin Act 183 directed the department to create a Wetland Study Council comprised of nine members appointed for six year terms. The Act requires the council to research and make recommendations on a variety of wetland issues. The council is staffed by the Department of Natural Resources.

Current council members:

  • Tim Andryk, Ducks Unlimited, Policy Staff
  • Tracy Hames, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Executive Director
  • Seth Hudson, Cedar Corporation, Senior Management of Economic and Community Development Services
  • Stacy Jepson, Cedar Corporation, Environmental Projects Manager
  • Paul Kent, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Attorney
  • Thomas Larson, Wisconsin Realtors Association, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs
  • Matt Howard, The Water Council, Vice President
  • Robert Rosenberger, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Deputy Watershed Management Bureau Director
  • Karen Gefvert, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Executive Director of Governmental Relations

Council meeting materials and documents:

Date and Time Location Information
June 27, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 513 Agenda
Wetland Exemption Presentation
404 Assumption Presentation
Mitigation Overview Presentation
July 25, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413 Minutes
1993 Assumption Study
2001 Assumption Study
404 Assumption Information
Potential Alternatives to 404 Assumption
Preliminary 404 Permits Comparison [xlsx]
August 21, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413 Minutes
September 18, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413 Agenda
Regulatory options for minor discharges memo
Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust Program Status Presentation
Last revised: Tuesday October 01 2019