Yesterday, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp published a news release criticizing parts of the Center’s Oct. 13 story on the state’s wolf management.
The Center’s response:
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism stands by its report on the state Department of Natural Resources’ management of the wolf population. The report fairly and accurately draws upon the perspectives of advocates and critics of the DNR, through interviews and public records. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp’s response mischaracterizes portions of WCIJ’s report, which we invite the public to read in its entirety. We look forward to further examinations of these important issues in the future.