Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

DNR to replace Mercer field office, moves fisheries staff

By TOM LAVENTURE

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MERCER, Wis. - Just as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced plans to replace the Iron County Forestry office in Mercer, area residents are also upset about fisheries staff being reassigned to Ashland.

Two full-time fisheries biologists currently working out of Mercer will be based out of the Ashland service center within the next few months, said Mike Vogelsang, the fishery supervisor for northern Wisconsin. The DNR is undergoing programmatic changes and will eventually transition more permanent staff positions to larger serv...