From the appropriation under s. 20.370 (5) (ax)
, the department shall establish a scholarship grant program to assist individuals who are seeking certification by the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association as master loggers or who are seeking logger safety training certified by the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association. A scholarship grant under the program may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of receiving the certification or training. The department shall promulgate rules that establish criteria for the program.
The department shall allocate $50,000 for fiscal year 2005-06 and $150,000 for each subsequent fiscal year for scholarship grants under this program.
Forestry education grant program. 26.40(1c)
In this section, "nonprofit organization" means a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17)
, and any organization described in section 501
(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501
(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The department may award grants to nonprofit organizations to develop forestry educational programs and instructional materials for use in the public schools. The department may not award a grant unless it enters into a memorandum of understanding with the grant recipient and the director of the timber management program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point regarding the use of the funds.
The recipient of a grant under sub. (1m)
shall submit the programs and materials developed with the funds to the department and the director of the timber management program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources for approval. Upon request, the grant recipient shall provide approved programs and materials to school districts free of charge.
History: 1997 a. 27
; 2001 a. 109
; 2005 a. 25
; Stats. 2005 s. 26.40.
Forestry diversification. 26.42(1)
The department shall establish a forestry diversification program and shall promote and assist the development and use of industrial and commercial products from forestry products, including all of the following:
Alternative fuels, including fuels that are considered to be renewable fuels under the renewable fuel program under 42 USC 7545
Marketable credits for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, as defined in s. 285.78 (1) (c)
, derived from appropriate management practices used in the production of timber.
The department shall promote and assist the development and use of the products identified in sub. (1) (a)
in cooperation with and with the assistance of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
History: 2009 a. 401
Law enforcement and police power.
A state forest ranger, town chairperson, conservation warden or other duly appointed deputy may do any of the following:
Arrest a person, with or without a warrant, when the person is detected actually committing a violation of this chapter, subch. VI of ch. 77
, or s. 167.10 (3)
, 941.10 (1)
, 943.02 (1)
or 943.06 (2)
Arrest a person, with or without a warrant, whom the ranger, chairperson, warden or deputy has reason to believe is committing or has committed a violation of a statutory provision specified under sub. (1)
Take the arrested person before the circuit court for the county where the violation occurred and make a proper complaint.
Execute and serve any warrant or process in the same manner as any constable.
History: 1989 a. 79
; 2003 a. 228
Any person who violates a provision of this chapter for which no penalty is provided shall forfeit not more than $50.
History: 1975 c. 365
; 1983 a. 27
; Stats. 1983 s. 26.98.
Penalties, repeaters. 26.985(1)
In this section, "violation" means any violation under this chapter or any violation of a department order punishable under this chapter.
Except as provided in subs. (3)
, if a person is convicted of a violation and has one or more convictions, within the 5 years prior to the current conviction, for one or more violations, the person shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned for not more than 6 months or both. The prosecution shall allege and prove the prior convictions in the manner specified in s. 29.974
Except as provided in sub. (4)
, if a person is convicted of a violation and has 3 or more convictions, within the 3 years prior to the current conviction, for one or more violations, the person shall be fined not more than $2,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months or both. The prosecution shall allege and prove the prior convictions in the manner specified in s. 29.974
A person under this section is subject to a fine not to exceed the fine under this section or the fine or forfeiture for the underlying offense, whichever is greater.
A person under this section is subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed the amount provided under this section or the amount provided for the underlying offense, whichever is greater.
History: 1989 a. 79
; 1997 a. 248
Parties to a violation. 26.99(1)
Whoever is concerned in the commission of a violation of this chapter for which a forfeiture is imposed is a principal and may be charged with and convicted of the violation although he or she did not directly commit it and although the person who directly committed it has not been convicted of the violation.
A person is concerned in the commission of the violation if the person:
Aids and abets the commission of it; or
Is a party to a conspiracy with another to commit it or advises, hires or counsels or otherwise procures another to commit it.
History: 1975 c. 365