DNR Realignment

posted Dec 5, 2016, 5:53 AM by Ryan Quinn
After a year long effort to analyze staff resources and prioritize its key work, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced some changes to better align its functions and structure with the changing needs of customers and stakeholders. 

The new plan will mean some significant changes for about five percent of the DNR’s 2500 full-time employees and will transform seven operational units down to five. 

State Representative Nick Milroy, a Democrat from South Range, says the changes will be a direct assault on Wisconsin’s sportsmen and the enforcement mechanisms that protect our state’s natural resources and he says Secretary Stepp remains committed to systematically dismantling the agency that she was tasked with leading.