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Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Council

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Council (WRAC) is a body appointed by the Secretary to advise the DNR on wildlife rehabilitation program development, regulations, research and education, as well as captive wildlife topics. The purpose/goals of the council are to:

  • advise the department on matters pertaining to wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife health and captive wildlife, as needed;
  • help the department define public outreach and continuing education on wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife health and captive wildlife topics; and
  • assist the department with facility inspections required as part of the wildlife rehabilitation license.

Related documents

  • The WRAC bylaws [PDF] contain official purpose and goals, membership make-up, officer and committee descriptions, etc.

Regulations

Captive wildlife regulations are found in State stat. CH 169 [PDF] and Administrative Code s. NR 16 [PDF] and wildlife rehabilitation regulations are found in Administrative Code s. NR 19 [PDF].

Meetings

None scheduled at this time.

Regular voting members

Related links

WRAC position Member information Affiliation
Licensed rehabilitator (facility) DNR Southern District Ms. Lisa Rowe
262-965-3090
email
Wildlife in Need Center, Oconomowoc
Licensed rehabilitator (home-based) DNR Southern District Ms. Cheryl Diehl
262-628-3108
email
Hubertus
Licensed rehabilitator (facility) DNR Northeast District Ms. Rebekah Weiss
920-716-2790
email
Aves Wildlife Alliance, Neenah
Licensed rehabilitator (home-based) DNR Northeast District Ms. Susan Theys
920-732-3918
email
Wildlife of Wisconsin, Cato
Licensed rehabilitator (facility) DNR Northern District Ms. Marge Gibson
715-623-4015
email
Raptor Education Group Inc., Antigo
Licensed rehabilitator (home-based) DNR Northern District Vacant  
Licensed rehabilitator (facility) DNR West Central District Ms. Cassandra Pio-Stoflet
715-459-8989
email
Fierce Hearts Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wisconsin Rapids
Licensed rehabilitator (home-based) DNR West Central District Vacant  
Rehabilitation facility representative Ms. Brooke Lewis (special appointment)
608-838-0413 ext. 192
email
Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center, Madison
Rehabilitation facility representative Ms. Geri Miller
414-975-0917
email
Northwoods Wildlife Center, Minocqua
Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitation Association Ms. Lori Bankson (secretary)
920-391-3683
email
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Amanda Falch, Vice Chair
608-836-8561
email
Middleton Veterinary Hospital, Middleton
UW System Vacant  
Conservation Congress Wildlife Health Committee representative Mr. Larry Gohlke
920-765-0211
email
Neshkoro
Humane Officer Ms. Kathy KasaKaitas
608-781-4014
email
Coulee Region Humane Society, Onalaska
Captive cervid industry representative Vacant  
Captive wildlife industry representative Ms. Diane Visty-Hebbert
414-352-2880 ext. 158
email
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Milwaukee

Ex Officio Members, non-voting

DNR Wildlife Health Section Chief
Ms. Tami Ryan
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-3143
608-267-7857 (fax)
email
DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management
Ms. Amanda Kamps
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-712-5280
email
DNR Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation
Ms. Heather Kaarakka
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-2576
email
DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement
Mr. Pete Dunn
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703
608-245-2318
email
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Mr. Rick Rottman
5600 American Blvd. West
Bloomington, MN 55437
is 612-713-5449
email
Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Dr. Yvonne Bellay
2811 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53708
608-224-4888
608-224-4871 (fax)
email
Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Captive Cervid Program
Dr. Amy Horn-Delzer
2811 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53708
608-224-4886
608-224-4871 (fax)
email