23.27   Natural areas; definitions; importance; inventory; acquisition; sales.
23.28   State natural areas; designated state natural areas.
23.29   Wisconsin natural areas heritage program.
23.293   State ice age trail area dedication.
23.295   Ice age trail area grants.
23.30   Outdoor recreation program.
23.305   Leasing of department land for recreational purposes.
23.31   Recreation resources facilities.
23.32   Wetlands mapping.
23.321   Wetland identification and confirmation.
23.322   Fees for computer accessible water resource management information.
23.323   Wetlands informational brochure.
23.325   Aerial photographic survey.
23.33   All-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles.
23.335   Off-highway motorcycles.
23.35   Reciprocal registration exemption agreements for federally recognized American Indian tribes and bands.
23.38   Natural resources law violation hotline.
23.39   Placement of wind turbines.
23.40   Environmental impact statement.
23.41   Construction and service contracts.
23.42   Environmental consulting costs for federal licensing of power projects.
23.425   Environmental education.
23.426   Programs at the Horicon Marsh education and visitor center.
23.43   Entities qualified to evaluate the safety of sport shooting ranges.
23.45   Nondisclosure of certain personal information.
23.47   Forms of proof; electronic retrieval of information; reprints.
23.49   Credit card use charges.
23.50   Procedure in forfeiture actions.
23.51   Words and phrases defined.
23.52   Two forms of action.
23.53   Use of citation.
23.54   Citation form.
23.55   Complaint and summons forms.
23.56   Arrest with a warrant.
23.57   Arrest without a warrant.
23.58   Temporary questioning without arrest.
23.59   Search during temporary questioning.
23.60   Search incident to the issuance of a lawfully issued citation.
23.61   Search and seizure; when authorized.
23.62   Issuance of a citation.
23.63   Officer's action after issuance of citation.
23.64   Deposit after release.
23.65   Issuance of complaint and summons.
23.66   Deposit.
23.67   Deposit and stipulation of no contest.
23.68   Pleading.
23.69   Motions.
23.70   Arraignment; plea.
23.71   Not guilty plea; immediate trial.
23.72   Not guilty plea.
23.73   Discovery.
23.74   Mode of trial.
23.75   Proceedings in court.
23.76   Burden of proof.
23.77   Jury trial.
23.78   Verdict.
23.79   Judgment.
23.795   Nonpayment of judgments.
23.80   Judgment against a corporation or municipality.
23.81   Effect of plea of no contest.
23.82   Fees.
23.83   Appeal.
23.84   Forfeitures, costs, fees, and surcharges collected; to whom paid.
23.85   Statement to county board; payment to state.
23.90   Place of trial.
23.99   Parties to a violation.
Ch. 23 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 24.01.
23.09 23.09 Conservation.
23.09(1)(1)Purposes. 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.
23.09(2) (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:
23.09(2)(b) (b) Game refuges. 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.
23.09(2)(c) (c) Fish refuges. 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.
23.09 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 26, Wis. adm. code.
23.09(2)(d) (d) Lands, acquisition. 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, except for the purpose specified under subd. 12., 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:
23.09(2)(d)1. 1. For state forests.
23.09(2)(d)2. 2. For state parks for the purpose of preserving scenic or historical values or natural wonders.
23.09(2)(d)3. 3. For public shooting, trapping or fishing grounds or waters for the purpose of providing areas in which any citizen may hunt, trap or fish.
23.09(2)(d)4. 4. For fish hatcheries and game farms.
23.09(2)(d)5. 5. For forest nurseries and experimental stations.
23.09(2)(d)6. 6. For preservation of any endangered species or threatened species under s. 29.604.
23.09(2)(d)7. 7. For state recreation areas designated under s. 23.091.
23.09(2)(d)8. 8. 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).
23.09(2)(d)9. 9. For any other purpose for which gift lands are suitable, as determined by the department.
23.09(2)(d)10. 10. For the ice age trail as designated under s. 23.17 (2).
23.09(2)(d)11. 11. For the purposes provided in ss. 30.40 to 30.49 in the lower Wisconsin state riverway as defined in s. 30.40 (15).
23.09(2)(d)12. 12. For state trails.
23.09(2)(d)13. 13. For the stream bank protection program.
23.09(2)(d)14. 14. For habitat areas and fisheries.
2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before May 23, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 23, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-23-18)