Wisconsin DNR mulls dissolving science bureau April 7, 2015

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... the possible dismantling of the bureau and a reorganization that would move researchers into other agency divisions... Researchers in the bureau conduct studies on everything from deer populations and deer health to the spread of invasive species ...

... the DNR has come under the budget knife. Among other changes and position cuts, the agency’s science bureau faces a 30 percent reduction in staff...  “Long-term data sets are so incredibly rare ...“And now a lot of that monitoring, such as with the deer herd, is up in the air.”  ... Timothy Van Deelen, a University of Wisconsin ecologist ...

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