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In 2012, the Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$125,000]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
  

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Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $561,677,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 15.34
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

Cathy Stepp.jpg
Name:  Cathy Stepp
Officeholder Party:  Nonpartisan
Assumed office:  January 2011
Compensation:  $125,000
Other Wisconsin Executive Offices
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The Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources is a state executive position in the Wisconsin state government. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is charged with sustaining and enhancing Wisconsin's natural resources and environment. A cornerstone of their mission is providing for outdoor recreation in Wisconsin.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Cathy Stepp.

Stepp was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin.[2] Stepp and her husband own a construction business. In 2002, Stepp successfully challenged Democratic State Senator Kim Plache for Plache's State Senate seat. From 2003 until 2007, Stepp served in the Wisconsin State Senate, representing the 21st District.[2] Stepp chose not to run for re-election in 2006.[2]

Authority

The creation of the Department Natural Resources is designated in Wisconsin Statutes.

Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 15.34, Department of natural resources; creation

There is created a department of natural resources under the direction and supervision of the natural resources board. The natural resources board shall consist of 7 members appointed for staggered 6-year terms. At least 3 members of the natural resources board shall be from the territory north, and at least 3 members of the board shall be from the territory south, of a line running east and west through the south limits of the city of Stevens Point. At least one member of the natural resources board shall have an agricultural background. The governor may request statewide agricultural organizations to submit recommendations for nominees under this paragraph. The requirements of this paragraph apply to individuals who are members of the natural resources board on May 1, 2017, and thereafter.

Qualifications

Qualifications of members of natural resources board are detailed within the Wisconsin State Statutes, Chapter 15.34:

  • At least 3 members of the natural resources board shall be from the territory north, and at least 3 members of the board shall be from the territory south, of a line running east and west through the south limits of the city of Stevens Point.
  • At least one member of the natural resources board shall have an agricultural background. The governor may request statewide agricultural organizations to submit recommendations for nominees under this paragraph. The requirements of this paragraph apply to individuals who are members of the natural resources board on May 1, 2017, and thereafter.
  • At least 3 members of the natural resources board shall be individuals who held an annual hunting, fishing, or trapping license, in this state or another state, in at least 7 of the 10 years previous to the year in which the individual is nominated, except as provided in subd. 2. The governor may request statewide organizations that are primarily interested in supporting hunting, fishing, or trapping to submit recommendations for nominees under this paragraph. The requirements of this paragraph apply to individuals who are members of the natural resources board on May 1, 2017, and thereafter.
  • If an individual served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces or national guard during the 10 years previous to the year in which the individual is nominated, the number of years in which the individual is required to have held an annual hunting, fishing, or trapping license equals 7 minus the number of years of active duty served during those 10 years.
  • No person may be appointed to the natural resources board, or remain a member of the board, who receives, or has during the previous 2 years received, a significant portion of his or her income directly or indirectly from holders of or applicants for permits issued by the department under ch. 283, except that this paragraph does not apply to permits issued under s. 283.33.
  • The majority of members of the natural resources board may not derive a significant portion of their incomes from persons who are subject to permits or enforcement orders under ch. 285. Each board member shall inform the governor of any significant change in the income that he or she derives from persons who are subject to permits or enforcement orders under ch. 285.

Appointments

Wisconsin state government organizational chart

The Natural Resources Board members are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Wisconsin Senate.[3] Three members each must be selected from the northern and southern portions of the state and one member serves at large. Terms expire on May 1.[4] The guidelines are set forth in Chapter 15 of the Wisconsin State Statutes.[4]

Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Duties

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is dedicated to working with the citizens and businesses of Wisconsin while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin.[5] In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.[5]

Divisions

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is divided into six main divisions:[6]

State budget

The budget for the Department of Natural Resources in Fiscal Year 2013 was $561,677,000.[7]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the secretary's salary remained at $125,000.[8]

2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $125,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact info

Address:
101 S. Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: (608) 266-2621
Fax: (608) 261-4380
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

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