Wisconsin Budget Cuts Impact Wildlife Research

Bird Image Credit: Joel Trick, USFWS

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) official and Director of the Bureau of Science Services, Jack Sullivan, announced his resignation amid the subjugation of his office to severe budget cuts in the 2015-2017 Wisconsin Budget. Sullivan’s office, responsible for conducting research activities on wildlife resources and providing a foundation of scientific expertise for decision-making by the DNR, is having several staff positions cut as a result of this budget. TWS’s North Central Section previously submitted a letter expressing concern about budget cuts that limit scientific authority.

Read more at the Wisconsin State Journal.