Gov. Tony Evers has officially appointed three members to the board that regulates Wisconsin’s natural resources.
Evers reappointed Paul Buhr to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board, as his term expired at the beginning of the month. He also appointed Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings and Jim Vandenbrook to fill two vacancies that came with the expiration of two members’ terms.
Buhr was appointed to the position in January to replace William Bruins, who resigned at the end of 2022. Buhr is from Viroqua, near where he owned and operated Rabur Holsteins for 45 years before serving on the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and now Natural Resources Board.
Jennings is a citizen of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He is currently a doctoral fellow at UW-Madison with the HEAL Earth Partnership. Jennings also oversees the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College and the Hulings Rice Food Center.
VandenBrook was county conservationist in Vernon and Trempeleau counties before he began working at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for over 25 years. He most recently served as the executive director of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association.