DNR to replace Mercer field office, moves fisheries staff


October 23, 2019

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Jim Zarzycki, a part-time fisheries technician at the Mercer field operations office of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, stands amongst equipment in the storage area for the fisheries program on Tuesday. He will remain in Mercer while the two full-time staff will now be based out of the Ashland service center location.


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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...

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