Wisconsin. State Conservation Commission

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A State Conservation Commission was first established by Chapter 644, Laws of 1911, as an uncompensated advisory body. The functions of the Board of Forestry (WIHV95-A528), the Fish and Game Warden, the State Park Board (WIHV95-A527), and the Commissioners of Fisheries (WIHV87-A1630) were consolidated and vested in a new State Conservation Commission under Chapter 406, Laws of 1915. Initially, the full-time commissioners exercised responsibility both for policy-making and for the administration of conservation programs. In 1927, the Commission became a part-time board exclusively devoted to setting conservation policy. Administration of conservation programs fell to the Conservation Department (WIHV86-A1163). When the Conservation Department was merged into the new Department of Natural Resources (WIHV85-A695) in 1967, the Commission was abolished. Oversight of the new department became the responsibility of the Natural Resources Board (WIHV86-A970).

From the description of Agency history record. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145777391

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referencedIn Webster, B. O. Interview, 1961. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wisconsin. Division of Forestry. Forest nursery statistical reports, 1911-[ongoing] Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Johnson, G. Arthur,. Oral history interview with G. Arthur Johnson, 1964. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Swift, Ernest, 1897- , interviewee. Oral history interview with Ernest Swift, 1964-1965. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Aberg, William J. P., 1889-1968. Papers, 1925-1964. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Wisconsin. Office of the Secretary of State. Conservation game orders, 1933-1945. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Wisconsin. Bureau of Fisheries Management & Habitat Protection. Fish stocking records, 1916-1936, 1970-1983. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Gross, Alfred Otto, 1883-1970. Papers, 1928-1931. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wisconsin. Conservation Dept. Subject files, 1917-1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Dickinsen, Virgil L.,. Oral history interview with Virgil L. Dickinsen [sound recording], 1965. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Harrington, C. L., 1891-1966. C. L. Harrington papers, 1904-1966. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Mauthe, William, 1873-1942. Papers, 1917-1942. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wisconsin. State Conservation Commission. Delafield Fish Hatchery daybooks, 1907-1923. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wisconsin. State Conservation Commission. Agency history record. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wisconsin. Division of Forestry. Annual forest fire summary report, ca. 1920-[ongoing] Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Hobbins, Louis McLane. Papers, 1888-1941. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Wisconsin. Conservation Dept. Commission secretary's correspondence, 1927-1931. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wisconsin. State Conservation Commission. Historical chart of the commission covering 1927-1968, 1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Graass, Frank N., 1885-. Oral history interview with Frank N. Graass, 1965. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Wisconsin. Secretary of State. Approvals of land acquisitions for national forests, 1928-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wisconsin. Natural Resources Board. Minutes, 1876-2005. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wisconsin. State Conservation Commission. Papers of Fred W. Fisher, game warden, 1911-1922. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Smith, Charles F., 1887-1970, interviewee. Oral history interview with Charles F. Smith, Sr., 1965. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Aberg, William J. P., 1889-1968. person
associatedWith Dickinsen, Virgil L., person
associatedWith Fisher, Fred W., 1867-1947. person
associatedWith Graass, Frank N., 1885- person
associatedWith Gross, Alfred Otto, 1883-1970. person
associatedWith Harrington, C. L., 1891-1966. person
associatedWith Hobbins, Louis McLane. person
associatedWith Johnson, G. Arthur, person
associatedWith Mauthe, William, 1873-1942. person
associatedWith Smith, Charles F., 1887-1970, interviewee. person
associatedWith Swift, Ernest, 1897- , interviewee. person
associatedWith Webster, B. O. person
associatedWith Wisconsin. Bureau of Fisheries Management & Habitat Protection. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Commissioners of Fisheries. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Conservation Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Conservation Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Division of Forestry. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Natural Resources Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Office of the Secretary of State. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Secretary of State. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. State Fish and Game Warden. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Wisconsin--Delafield
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Subject
Fish hatcheries
Natural resources
Game wardens
Occupation
Activity
Environment

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Active 1916

Active 1983

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