Climate change talk focuses on hunting, fishing

A panel of experts will discuss how Wisconsin’s hunting and fishing practices are being affected by climate change at a free, public event offered in Stevens Point.

The panel will be held Tuesday, April 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Junior High auditorium, 2000 Polk Street. Four panelists will speak then answer questions from the audience. The panelists include:

  • George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

  • Matt Mitro, fisheries scientist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

  • Mike Notaro, associate director of the Center for Climate Research at UW-Madison

  • Ben Zuckerberg, professor of wildlife ecology at UW-Madison

Mitro, Notaro and Zuckerberg are affiliated with the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts,, created through UW-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The panel is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby-Central Wisconsin Chapter, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Aldo Leopold Audubon Society, 350-Stevens Point, Friends of the Little Plover River, Interfaith Community for the Earth, Trout Limited-Frank Hornberg Chapter and North Central Conservancy Trust.

For more information, contact Dan Dieterich at 715-344-1063 or

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