Last spring, Governor Walker signed a new wetlands bill into law.
Supporters consider it a “job creator” because it allows developers to build on wetlands, as long as they create a substitute somewhere else.
Although the law took effect on July 1, the DNR is gradually implementing the provisions.
Tuesday, the agency will hold an informational hearing on the new “general” permit, designed to accommodate small projects.
In the past, Wisconsin asked developers to minimize harm to wetlands and mitigate any damaged caused.