Outdoor recreation program.
Leasing of department land for recreational purposes.
Recreation resources facilities.
Wetland identification and confirmation.
Fees for computer accessible water resource management information.
Wetlands informational brochure.
Aerial photographic survey.
All-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles.
Reciprocal registration exemption agreements for federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands.
Natural resources law violation hotline.
Placement of wind turbines.
Environmental impact statement.
Construction and service contracts.
Environmental consulting costs for federal licensing of power projects.
Programs at the Horicon Marsh education and visitor center.
Nondisclosure of certain personal information.
Credit card use charges.
Procedure in forfeiture actions.
Words and phrases defined.
Two forms of action.
Complaint and summons forms.
Arrest with a warrant.
Arrest without a warrant.
Temporary questioning without arrest.
Search during temporary questioning.
Search incident to the issuance of a lawfully issued citation.
Search and seizure; when authorized.
Issuance of a citation.
Officer's action after issuance of citation.
Deposit after release.
Issuance of complaint and summons.
Deposit and stipulation of no contest.
Not guilty plea; immediate trial.
Proceedings in court.
Nonpayment of judgments.
Judgment against a corporation or municipality.
Effect of plea of no contest.
Forfeitures, costs, fees, and surcharges collected; to whom paid.
Statement to county board; payment to state.
Parties to a violation.
Ch. 23 Cross-reference
See definitions in s. 24.01
The purpose of this section is to provide an adequate and flexible system for the protection, development and use of forests, fish and game, lakes, streams, plant life, flowers and other outdoor resources in this state.
(2) Departmental rules; studies; surveys; services; powers; long-range planning.
The department may promulgate such rules, inaugurate such studies, investigations and surveys, and establish such services as it deems necessary to carry out the provisions and purposes of this section. The department shall establish long-range plans, projects and priorities for conservation. The department may:
Designate such localities as it shall find to be reasonably necessary to secure perpetuation of any species of game or bird, and the maintenance of an adequate supply thereof, as game or bird refuges for the purpose of providing safe retreats in which game or birds may rest and replenish adjacent hunting grounds.
Designate such localities as it shall find to be reasonably necessary to secure the perpetuation of any species of fish and the maintenance of an adequate supply thereof, as fish refuges, for the purpose of providing safe retreats in which fish may breed and replenish adjacent fishing waters.
See also ch. NR 26
, Wis. adm. code.
Acquire by purchase, lease or agreement, and receive by gifts or devise, lands or waters suitable for the purposes enumerated in this paragraph, and maintain such lands and waters for such purposes; and may condemn lands or waters suitable for such purposes after obtaining approval of the appropriate standing committees of each house of the legislature as determined by the presiding officer thereof:
For state parks for the purpose of preserving scenic or historical values or natural wonders.
For public shooting, trapping or fishing grounds or waters for the purpose of providing areas in which any citizen may hunt, trap or fish.
For preservation of any endangered species or threatened species under s. 29.604
For state natural areas as authorized under s. 23.27 (4)
and for state natural areas as authorized under s. 23.27 (5)
except that land may not be acquired through condemnation under the authority of s. 23.27 (5)
For any other purpose for which gift lands are suitable, as determined by the department.
Extend and consolidate lands or waters suitable for the above purposes by exchange of other lands or waters under its supervision.
Propagation of fish.
Subject to s. 95.60
, capture, propagate, transport, sell or exchange any species of fish needed for stocking or restocking any waters of the state.
Establish and maintain an efficient fire fighting system for the protection of forests.
Enter into cooperative agreements with persons or governmental agencies for purposes consistent with the purposes and provisions of this section, including agreements with the highway authorities with regard to planting trees or other vegetation in or along highways, or furnishing stock for such planting.
Regulate camp fires and smoking in the woods at such times and in such designated localities, as it may find reasonably necessary to reduce the danger of destructive forest fires.
Regulate the burning of rubbish, slashings and marshes or other areas as it may find reasonably necessary to reduce the danger of destructive fires.