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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
DNR Wetland Exemption Presentation
DNR 404 Assumption Presentation
DNR Mitigation Overview Presentation
July 25, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413 Agenda
1993 DNR 404 Assumption Study
2001 DNR 404 Assumption Study
DNR memo re: 404 Assumption Process
DNR memo re: 404 Assumption Permit Comparison
DNR memo re: 404 Assumption Potential Alternatives
DNR Preliminary 404 Permits Comparison [xlsx]
August 21, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413 Agenda
DNR Jurisdictional Determinations Presentation
September 18, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413 Agenda
DNR memo re: Regulatory options for minor discharges
DNR Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust Program Status Presentation
October 24, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 313 Agenda
DNR Wetland Mitigation Bank Discussion Presentation
November 21, 2019 DNR Central Office, Room 413 Agenda
Wetland Study Council Topics Status
DNR In-Lieu Fee Program Draft Factsheet
DNR Wetland General Permit Summary [xlsx]
January 23, 2020 DNR Central Office, Room G27A Agenda
February 27, 2020 DNR Central Office, Room 413 Agenda
Last revised: Monday March 23 2020